The UFC Was Wrong to Use B.J. Penn as a Sacrificial Lamb

Friendships mean little in the fight game. On Sunday night, UFC legend B.J. Penn was led like a lamb to slaughter. Penn, who had not won a fight in years, was matched against a unfathomably talented prospect in Yair Rodríguez. He was dominated from the opening bell before being finished in the second round. Penn, a true pioneer of the sport of mixed martial arts, was forced to...
Via The Sports Post
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Manila Rescheduled After BJ Penn Withdraws Due To Injury

UFC announced Thursday that it will reschedule its UFC Fight Night event planned for Oct. 15 in Manila, Philippines due to the loss of the main event. Former UFC champion BJ Penn was forced to withdraw from the main event bout with Ricardo Lamas due to injury. “I suffered a rib injury in training and I apologize to the fans in Manila who were expecting to watch me compete,...
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

BJ Penn pulled from UFC fight due to ‘potential’ violation

That BJ Penn’s potential comeback fight is being scuttled should not come as a surprise. The guy is 37, hadn’t fought since 2014, and has been under investigation for alleged sexual assault. There was a lot going against him. But the reason for Penn’s comeback fight being put on hold is quite interesting. Penn is under suspension by USADA — the US Anti-Doping Agency, which...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

BJ Penn return delayed due to sexual assault allegation

BJ Penn’s return to the octagon is no longer a sure thing. Everything seemed to be going well for the Hawaiian as he began preparation for another return to the sport that made him a household name in the world of mixed martial arts. Penn began training in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the superstar cast over at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in an effort to become the first 3-division...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC investigating BJ Penn over sexual assault allegations

BJ Penn is one of the most recognizable names in the UFC today and he was at one point considered the face of the company. It looks like he has run into a bit of trouble with the company and a former writer on his website. Pedro Alex Carrasco took to Twitter to air his grievances against Penn, saying that he had sexually assaulted his girlfriend. Came to my home when I wasn't there...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

BJ Penn comes out of retirement again; wants to become a 3-division champion

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn has decided to go ahead and give his fighting career one last shot. Penn (16-10-2) will be working with Greg Jackson and company in Albuquerque before beginning the final chapter of his career inside of the octagon at featherweight. His motivation – he wants to walk away as the only guy to win three UFC belts. Penn talked about all this and more (including...
Via Fight Booth
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Fight Capsule: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz

After a competitive first round between two seasoned warriors of the sport, Nick Diaz decided to treat B.J. Penn’s head and body like a moving heavy bag. Diaz returns to competition next month after an extended lay off in a middleweight PPV main event against the former 10-time defending UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Silva-Diaz will look nothing like Penn-Diaz, that...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Unloads on Mike Dolce

BJ Penn (pictured) might be done fighting, but the future UFC Hall of Famer isn’t done trashing MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce. After battling to cut down to 145 pounds, the lightest Penn has been in nearly two decades, only to get annihilated by Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Penn said he would “never hire [Dolce] again for anything.” Penn looked slow, sluggish...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank You BJ Penn

Very much like Randy Couture, BJ Penn had an impact on the sport that goes way beyond his fight record. Here’s a list of some of the things BJ Penn was able to accomplish in the fight game:Related Posts:Top Five BJ Penn Greatest UFC Moments & FightsBJ Penn UFC Retirement Talk Is MisguidedFrankie Edgar’s UFC TUF Gamble with BJ PennBJ Penn Accepts Rory MacDonald’s UFC Fight...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Your all-time favorite B.J. Penn moments

There are probably about a handful of fighters in the relatively short history of mixed martial arts that you could dub a ‘once in a lifetime’ fighter while keeping a straight face. B.J. Penn is one of those fighters. He may even be the first one that comes to mind for some. In light of him calling it a career this past Sunday night (it feels very real this time) we took to twitter...
Via Fight Booth
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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