Following a third-round TKO loss at the hands of Frankie Edgar Sunday night, BJ Penn decided to put an end to his UFC career.
The 35-year-old legend announced the news inside the Octagon following The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, and Fox Sports' Mike Chiappetta captured a quote: UFC president Dana White commented on the decision via MMAFighting.com:
Penn finishes his career at 16-10-2 overall. Although, with five losses and a draw in his last seven fights, his final record doesn't exactly do him more
Josh Thomson made a statement in the Octagon against Nate Diaz with a head kick, followed by a flurry of punches and hammer fists to seal the knockout victory at UFC on FOX 7. more
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Anderson Silva is returning to the Octagon in 2015, but a rematch with Chris Weidman and another shot at UFC gold isn’t on his agenda.
The former middleweight champ won’t let vengeance or redemption become the focal point for his UFC return. Instead, he is willing to take a backseat to teammates Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza as they try their hand at the new middleweight king.
During a media scrum in Brazil, per MMAFighting.com, Silva said: Rematch with Chris Weidman is something that more
Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz.
In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting.
"Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight."
Silva sparred more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is excited to be back in the octagon and promises fans that his best is yet to come. After a year on the sidelines, Stefan Struve is back and excited to show fans that he ages like fine wine and gets better with the added years.
The longtime UFC heavyweight competitor has been away from the cage for an extended period of time dealing with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, which means that he was only pumping about 70% of the necessary blood his body need more
When he steps into the Octagon for tonight’s Ultimate Fighter season 19 middleweight semifinal match against Dhiego Lima, Roger Zapata will be one win away from the UFC and a long time removed... more
After a triumphant return to the Octagon in April after two years on the sidelines, the injury bug has once again bit welterweight Thiago Alves, who has been forced out of his August 23 bout... more