It will have been nearly a year when BJ Penn finally steps foot back in the Octagon at UFC 152 in September to face Rory MacDonald. That’s because Penn had called it quits after losing at the hands of Nick Diaz last October.
“This is probably the last time you’re ever going to see me in here. I want to perform at the top level. That’s it,” he declared after losing to Diaz. “I’ve got a daughter, another daughter on the way, I don’t want to go home looking like this. I’m done.”
But recently, a fight that Penn considers a dream fight, a fight that many other didn’t think would be all that enticing to the Hawaiian MMA legend, pulled him back into the Octagon.
In Rory MacDonald, Penn faces a stiff challenge from one of the hottest rising talents in the welterweight division, but more importantly to him, he faces a teammate of his arch-rival Georges St-Pierre.
Penn recently talked about his decision to return: why now and why MacDonald?
Vitor Belfort hinted at retirement following his fight against Kelvin Gastelum in March, but has since decided that he's not going anywhere. read news >>
While questions abounded following Jose Aldo's loss to Max Holloway at UFC 212 on Saturday, the former UFC featherweight champion was quick to respond. read news >>
Mark Hunt got back on track in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 main event when he defeated Derrick Lewis for his first victory since March 2016. Check out the Twitter reactions.Filed under: Featured, read news >>
Mark Hunt wore Derrick Lewis down, luring him into a TKO stoppage with powerful punches at UFC Fight Night 110 on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand. read news >>
Despite remaining one of the more promising fighters in the heavyweight division, Derrick Lewis surprisingly announced his likely retirement in New Zealand. read news >>
Derrick Lewis’ surprise retirement announcement was just one memorable moment from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event in Auckland, New Zealand.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Michael Bisping still doesn't know the who, when, or where of his next fight, but he does have an idea of how many fights he has left. read news >>
Gilbert Smith (12-6) announced his retirement from fighting after his decision loss to Dhiego Lima on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption. read news >>
Fedor Emelianenko has already done the retirement thing once and ended up coming back. During this current run, he’s not going to put any limitations on himself, and wants to make sure that the next read news >>
Although Rolando Dy’s eye injury brought an end to the fight, Alex Caceres did plenty to help secure his victory.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>