Penn retires, says he never should have come back

Sunday, July 06, 2014

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.