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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 >>

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This is escalating pretty quickly. After former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn, declared he would never hire Mike Dolce for anything ever again, the famed nutrition expert didn't waste time in firing back his response. According to Dolce, the fact that Penn didn't have a good performance in his trilogy fight against Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale a few months back, didn't have anything to do with his weight-cut down to read news >>

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Conor McGregor is the rising star of the featherweight division, and he is generating the heat with casual fans that is needed for a fighter to become a star. The lighter weight classes have been missing that star power since BJ Penn left the scene. Penn was an enigma who captivated fans ever since his debut. He began headlining shows prior to the post-TUF era. His first headlining bout in the new era of the UFC came against rival Matt Hughes, but then he dropped back to 155 pounds. He proved th read news >>

  • a month ago
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BJ "The Prodigy" Penn will not be calling up Mike Dolce for nutrition advice anytime soon. And even if he did, according to Penn, Dolce probably wouldn't answer his call. In a recent interview with BJPenn.com, The Prodigy opened up, detailing his issues with the creator of The Dolce Diet. "I figured that paying this guy $1,000 a day, I could just focus on the fight, and Dolce would focus on the food and weight cut," Penn said. "But I guess that was my job to focus on the food, and my weight, and read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-division titleholder, BJ Penn, retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) last July, following a technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar, which marked the Hawaiian's 145-pound debut. To help him reach his new weight class, "The Prodigy" hired famed weight-cutting expert Mike Dolce. But from what he told BJPenn.com, it sounds like a case of buyer's remorse. "I hadn't been to 145 (pounds) in 18 years and that cut was intimidating. I wanted to get it righ read news >>

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The cat, as they say, is out of the bag. B.J. Penn recently came out and said that he "would never hire Mike Dolce for anything again." Dolce, a man who has made a name for himself for helping top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters make weight for their fights, assisted "The Prodigy" in his cut down to 145-pounds for his featherweight bout against Frankie Edgar, which went down at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale on July 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though Penn never clarified why he put Dol read news >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

  • 3 months ago
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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 >>

  • 3 months ago
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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 >>

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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 >>

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