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B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
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BJ Penn’s Comeback Fight Pushed Back To UFC 197

BJ Penn’s guarantee that he would be competing at UFC 196 on March 5th appears to have been a little premature, as it turns out his comeback fight has now been pushed back to UFC 197 on April 23rd instead. “I thought the fight guaranteed was going to happen because the UFC, they set up […]
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn says his return has been pushed back to UFC 197 in April

It looks like BJ Penn's return to the Octagon has hit a slight delay with the former two-weight world champion now targeting UFC 197 on April 23 for his comeback fight.Penn has been training in Albuquerque as part of the Jackson-Winkeljohn fight team for the past few weeks in preparation for a proposed slot on the UFC 196 fight card on March 5 in Las Vegas.On Monday, Penn released...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn 'guarantees' he's fighting at UFC 196; Dennis Siver leading the pack

It looks like BJ Penn's return to the Octagon is still planned for UFC 196 on March 5, but the Hall of Famer is still awaiting word on a potential opponent.Penn told "UFC Tonight" on Wednesday that “guarantees” he's fighting on that date, but from the sound of things his first opponent back will not be Nik Lentz.Penn and Lentz have engaged in a war of words over the last several...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn says he has an opponent for UFC 197

BJ Penn began his pro MMA career nearly 15 years ago. Since that time, the former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion accomplished as much as anyone in MMA.Penn won UFC world titles in not one but two separate weight classes (lightweight and welterweight) and competed in five weight classes (featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, and heavyweight). "The Prodigy" is...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weird Battle Of Words Between BJ Penn And Nik Lentz Continues

The fact that BJ Penn came out of retirement to call out Nik Lentz of all people is pretty strange, but the ongoing war of words between them, and in particular ‘The Carny’s’ responses, have taken the weirdness to a whole new level. The latest salvo was initiated by Penn while appearing on The MMA […]
Via Fight Of The Night
17 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: The return of “The Prodigy”

BJ Penn was one of the best fighters of his era.  His greatest accomplishment inside the UFC was winning both the welterweight and lightweight titles.  There is only one other man to win two titles in two weight classes and that man’s name is Randy Couture.  Penn lived up to his nickname of “The Prodigy” by becoming the first American to earn a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Comes Out Of Retirement … AGAIN

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn (pictured) is cutting his retirement short … again. Penn officially announced his return to mixed martial arts Tuesday on “The MMA Hour.” “I want to go get that 145-pound belt,” Penn stated. “That’s definitely a huge motivation for me. I believe with Greg Jackson’s help, I can get that done. And I believe...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Returning To MMA Would Be Big Mistake

BJ Penn’s (pictured) place in MMA lore is cemented. Penn is only one of two UFC fighters to don titles in two different weight classes. He’s fought the best of the best, and beaten many of them. However, that was when Penn was “The Prodigy,” not the aging 37 year old you see before you today who is desperately attempting a comeback. Penn’s latest pursuit to recapture...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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