Archive: “bj Penn”

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 3:44 pm

Jens Pulver Wishes He Had Retired Sooner

The first ever Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver retired this Sunday, right before his biggest rival BJ Penn retired Sunday night. Pulver spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about his retirement. It was early in the morning, and we were at the [UFC Fan] Expo, and I just…you know, I’m done,” he...

Jul 8, 2014 2:38 pm

Eddie Bravo Calls For One More BJ Penn Fight

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo posted a thred on The UnderGround calling for BJ Penn to return to the UFC for one more fight, but with some changes. That crazy strategy should retire not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive...


Jul 8, 2014 9:45 am

QUICK TWITT: MMA Community Reacts To TUF 19 Finale

The TUF 19 Finale took place this past weekend, where fans saw Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson crowned as the TUF 19 champions. Also in the main event, fans saw Frankie Edgar defeat BJ Penn in the third round. Below is how the MMA community reacted to the event: Congrats @coreyA_mma gonna be a big...

Jul 8, 2014 8:29 am

TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions, Three Out For 180 Days

The TUF 19 Finale was this past Sunday, and fight fans saw a dominant Frankie Edgar return to the Octagon after over a year to defeat BJ Penn. Also on the card, Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson were crowned the winners of Ultimate Fighter Season 19 in their respective divisions. Below is a copy of...

Jul 8, 2014 7:56 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar And BJ Penn Backstage Post Fight

After Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn in the third round BJ Penn announced his retirement from MMA. Respect was shown from both sides in the Octagon after, and even backstage, as seen in this picture posted to the UFC’s official Instgram.

Jul 7, 2014 2:44 pm

TUF 19 Finale Payroll, Edgar Tops List Of Payouts

This past Sunday, fight fans saw BJ Penn step into the Octagon for the last time, dropping a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar. Today MMAJunkie obtained the fighter payouts for the event. Check them out below: Additionally, Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon were crowned “TUF 19″ show winners. The full TUF 19 Finale payouts included:...

Jul 7, 2014 8:33 am

Jens Pulver Confirms Retirement

Leading up to the TUF 19 finale last night, another UFC legend decided to hang up their gloves, former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver has decided to officially announce his retirement. Lil Evil spoke to MMAHeat.com about his retirement saying: “I did (compete at) 135 for a bit, and everyone was saying ‘time to retire’,...

Jul 7, 2014 8:24 am

TUF 19 Finale Draws A Large Gate For BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar

Last week UFC President Dana White informed media members that the UFC would have a $175 million dollar effect on Las Vegas over this past weekend. With UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale, and the UFC Fan Expo, it was a big weekend for the UFC. During the post fight press conference, Dana White told...

Jul 7, 2014 8:11 am

B.J. Penn: I Needed Closure

Following a disappointing loss to Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn spoke to the media about why he got back in the Octagon for another fight saying: “I’m thinking to myself, why did you step back into that octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you? The reason is because I really needed to find out....

Jul 7, 2014 7:50 am

Frankie Edgar: Beating BJ Penn Was Bittersweet

After defeating BJ Penn in the TUF 19 finale, Frankie Edgar spoke to the broadcasting crew about how defeating BJ Penn was bittersweet. In case you missed it, check it out here:

Jul 7, 2014 7:40 am

BJ Penn: I Shouldn’t Have Come Back

Last night in the main event of the TUF 19 finale, fans saw BJ Penn defeated by Frankie Edgar. After the bout however, ‘The Prodigy’ announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. In case you missed it, check it out below:

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jul 6, 2014 11:47 pm

BJ Penn Retires From MMA: “This is the end”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn has decided to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter season 19 finale, Penn spoke in the octagon and alluded to the fact that this was it. Later, at the post-fight press conference,...

Jul 6, 2014 11:33 pm

Dana White Talks About BJ Penn’s Career: ‘There’s nothing left to prove’

After his loss at TUF 19 finale, BJ Penn announced his retirement from the sport. After the fights, UFC president Dana White had plenty to say about Penn’s impact on the UFC and his thoughts on the fighter’s retirement. “BJ Penn was our jiu-jitsu coach before we even bought the UFC, you know, so I’ve...

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

Jul 2, 2014 2:52 pm

UFC Fight Pass To Show UFC 175/TUF 19 Finale Ultimate Media Day

For the first time ever, UFC Fight Pass will cover the UFC 175 and TUF 19 finale media day, which will also feature an appearance from the cast of the upcoming TUF 20 coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, which will crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The agenda is as follows courtesy...