BJ Penn releases quick statement, congratulates Yair Rodriguez

January 16, 2017 1:33 pm by Russell Ess
BJ Penn Yair Rodriguez talk

It was not the outcome that BJ Penn and his loyal fans were looking for on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The UFC Hall of Fame legend ended up losing to rising UFC star Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the evening in the second round as referee “Big” John McCarthy called a stop to the fight after Rodriguez dropped Penn for the first time in his career and followed up with a flurry of punches on the ground.

Yair Rodriguez BJ Penn fight

Penn gave the following statement congratulating his opponent on Monday to BJPenn.com after the loss:

“Congrats to Yair Rodriguez for a great performance, I had a great camp and great weight cut, no excuses.”

Penn, along with Randy Couture and most recently Conor McGregor are the only three fighters in history that have won UFC championship titles in two different weight classes.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on January 16, 2017.

bj penn UFC Phoenix Reebok payout


About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.