- 21 days ago
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Former UFC champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn lost to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale one month ago today, Aug. 6, and the Hawaiian superstar promptly retired from the sport after the bout. In a recent interview with BJPenn.com, Penn talked about his fight with Edgar, his decision to drop to featherweight for the fight at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale and his stylistic changes for the bout. Speaking about the fight itself, Penn gave no clues as to why he performed poorly, instead ch read news >>
- 21 days ago
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Following his most recent loss, BJ Penn gave his thoughts, on fighting Frankie Edgar, cutting to 145, and working with Mike Dolce.
It sounds like BJ Penn is pretty content in his retirement. His last fight may not have gone the way he wanted it to, but he's hardly itching to get back in the cage. Or at least that's the way it comes across in his recent interview with BJPENN.com. Penn last fought in July as the headliner of the TUF 19 finale, where he took a two round beating from Frankie Edgar b read news >>
Contrary to what our short-term memory wants us to believe, BJ Penn will still go down as the most dominant UFC lightweight champion ever. We shouldn't remember him as the guy who fled his native division after dropping back-to-back losses to Frankie Edgar. We shouldn't remember him as the guy who was woefully outboxed by a bigger and stronger Nick Diaz.
We shouldn't remember him as the guy who was dramatically undersized against a younger, faster Rory MacDonald. We shouldn't remember him as the read news >>
Looking back on one of MMA's most skilled, beloved and controversial fighters
I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
We like to quantify greatness. We're not just interested in who is the "greatest of all time", we want to be able to count from #1 to #2 to #3. In combat sports, we count up wins and losses, weigh up methods of victory and strength of competition.
B.J. Penn was once in the conversation as one of the greatest i read news >>
If BJ Penn is not one of your all-time favorite fighters then you’re doing it wrong. At UFC 31, a 22-year-old BJJ black belt from Hawaii entered the Octagon for the first time to deliver... read news >>
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. read news >>
After BJ Penn's final fight was over, after BJ made his retirement official, his brother, Jay Dee Penn, spoke with MMAWeekly.com about his brother's Hall of Fame career and his future. read news >>
In this final installment of the 'objective retrospective', we'll look at B.J. Penn's dominance at Lightweight in the UFC, and what to make of his legacy. In part 3 of our trip down memory lane, we'll at look at Penn's brief time atop the LW division, and subsequent fall. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already. Following his loss to Matt Hughes, BJ Penn was being given another shot at UFC relevancy, but this time in the Lightweight division. His opponent was Jens Pulver: the man who read news >>
BJ Penn's boxing coach Jason Parillo talks about Penn's performance in his final fight. read news >>
- a month ago
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BJ Penn looked different in his third meeting with Frankie Edgar on Sunday.
He looked noticeably leaner in the cage as he was making his featherweight debut, but most fans have been talking about the new style he decided to use against his rival. Appearing on The MMA Hour, Penn's longtime friend and coach Jason Parillo made sure to clear his name.
"I would never in a million years develop that new style," Parillo said. "Never in a million years."
He's not the only one who questioned Penn's new s read news >>
In part two of the objective retrospective, we reflect on BJ Penn's journey to Japan, and his bout the members of the Gracie family. Was this where Penn lost the allure, or strengthened it?
In Part 2 of this trip down memory lane, I'll focus primarily in his detour following his debut, and his time spent in Japan and outside the UFC. Check out Part 1 if you can't read enough about Penn. Fans who weren't familiar with Pride Fighting Championships wouldn't understand the allure of going to Japan i read news >>