Penn retires, says he never should have come back

by Chris Palmquist |

Last week Dana White said that should BJ Penn lose to Frankie Edgar for a third time he would push the former two-division champion to retire.

Penn lost his fight with Frankie Edgar tonight, and was stopped by strikes in the third round, the first time in a fight in the light weight division or lower.

In his post-fight interview with Jon Anik, Penn mentioned White's comments and said that agreed. In essence, Penn is now retired from professional MMA.

Penn also want as far to say that he should have never returned to MMA after this last loss. In his pre-fight interviews Penn said he wanted to see if he could compete at an elite level still and the outcome of tonight's fight was the unfortunate answer he was looking for.

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Ministry of Truth site profile image  

7/7/14 4:15 PM by Ministry of Truth

Not sad, happy. BJ had nothing left to prove.

NiteProwleR site profile image  

7/7/14 2:16 PM by NiteProwleR

Keep your head up Champ, you are definitely one of the GOATs!

BigTedBear site profile image  

7/7/14 2:13 PM by BigTedBear

Always been a huge BJ Penn fan really hope he enjoys his retirement he has earned it after so many great fights.

Yussarian site profile image  

7/7/14 2:07 PM by Yussarian

Win or lose, always a fan. Also saw Pulver retired, end of an era.

FETT_TFK_El Pescadero site profile image  

7/7/14 11:47 AM by FETT_TFK_El Pescadero

Baby Jay Fan for life!!

KidPittsburgh site profile image  

7/7/14 11:47 AM by KidPittsburgh

I was so tired (sleepy) last night and it was hard to stay awake. But I had to for what could've been BJ's last fight. I won't go into the shit I did after, but I'm glad Mrs. KP went to bed.

rkm456 site profile image  

7/7/14 11:39 AM by rkm456

It's fairly typical of how he speaks to other users on the forum, but considering how off the mark the opening sentence is, I actually found it pretty funny.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

7/7/14 11:01 AM by HandyDarsh

SO MANY memorable moments... im going to re watch all his best fights when im off work out of RESPECT

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

7/7/14 10:58 AM by Malvert the Janitor

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Hate420 site profile image  

7/7/14 10:32 AM by Hate420

Thanks for the memories champ!