"I shouldn't have come back."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn, has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) following a third-round technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale, which took place on July 6, 2014, inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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One of the true greats in mixed martial arts history has called it quits. Following a one-sided, third round TKO loss to Frankie Edgar in the main event of tonight's UFC: Ultimate Fighter Finale card, Penn told Jon Anik that his career was over.
Penn explained that he should not have attempted to return to the sport for the fight, "Frankie did a great job. I shouldn't more