Archive: “bj Penn”

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 10, 2014 9:35 am

Both UFC and WSOF Bring in Big Numbers over July 4 Weekend

This past weekend was a strong one for mixed martial arts. In addition to International Fight Week in Vegas ending with two UFC events, World Series of Fighting aired on Saturday, drawing in almost four times more views than it’s usual broadcast. The UFC 175 prelims on Saturday night saw 1 million views, which is...

Jul 9, 2014 9:14 pm

Pulver Sympathetic Towards Formal Rival Penn: “It’s just … it’s time.”

Pictured: BJ Penn (left) vs. Jens Pulver (right), UFC 35 Main Event, Jan 11, 2002 Retired Two-division UFC champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has had many great rivals in his storied career as a prize-fighter. However, his first, and probably most memorable, comes in the form of former UFC champion, Jens Pulver. In a recent...

Jul 9, 2014 8:48 pm

‘Penn vs. Edgar III’ First Ever UFC Event For An Off-The-Clock Goldie

Closet ‘Prodigy’ fan, and UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg had never been to a UFC event as a fan until this past Sunday. For ‘Goldie’, fight-time is usually when he clocks in and get his best work done. But last weekend was different, after 17 years with the company, the UFC’s color commentator finally got to...

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....