One of MMA greats announced his retirement yesterday following his Lose to Frankie Edgar. B.J Penn, 35, announced his retirement at the press conference last night stating,
“This is the end, I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why did you step back in the Octagon after the beating Rory MacDonald gave you?’ The reason is I really needed to find out. If I didn’t make this night happen, I would have always wondered”.
Penn is one of the only two fighters in UFC history to win a belt in two weight classes, among many of his MMA achievements.
UFC president Dana White stated, “He’s one of the best 155-pounders of all time. He helped build that weight class and he was responsible for helping build the UFC. That’s his legacy.”
Penn has undoubtedly left his mark on the evolving sports of MMA. We will be covering his career more in the upcoming week so make sure you stay connected with Scifighting.com