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
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“My best moment in the UFC, I guess now that I look back, it’s the two belts in the two weight classes,” B.J. Penn said after retiring from MMA. Filed under: News, UFC more
Prior to BJ Penn hanging up his gloves last night, his former opponent and fellow UFC legend Jens Pulver also confirmed his retirement this past weekend.
B.J. Penn has decided to call it quits following a loss to rival Frankie Edgar on Sunday night, capping a hall-of-fame career that saw him win UFC titles in two weight divisions. Prior to the TUF 19 Finale though, Penn's former opponent and fellow UFC legend in Jens Pulver also decided to officially announce his retirement.
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After an action-packed UFC 175 and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale event over the weekend (Sat., July 5 and Sun., July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada, plenty of fighters are still feeling the buzz; however, B.J. Penn is likely suffering from the worst post-fight hangover after losing to Frankie Edgar for the third time in the main event of the TUF 19 Finale, forcing him to retire.
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On episode 46 of "The MMA Beat," the panel discuss the implications of cancelling UFC 176, BJ Penn's unceremonious retirement from the sport, whether Ronda Rousey is the Mike Tyson of MMA, Conor McGregor and more. more
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As we reported this past week, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been cleared to resume training after his recovery from a broken leg. Check out the video footage from one of his first sessions.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more
Shit just got real ... cordial.
Former Strikeforce 185-pound champion Cung Le will finally return to the Octagon, headlining the upcoming UFC Fight Night 48 event opposite Michael Bisping inside the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, on Aug. 23, 2014, live on (you guessed it) Fight Pass.
More on that fight here.
The middleweights came face-to-face on Sunday night (June 22, 2014) during a pre-fight press tour, but don't let the hard looks fool you, these two have been chumming it up since the moment th more