Archive: Prodigy

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 : 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 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 7:40 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:

Jun 5, 2013 10:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

It didn’t take long for prospective challengers to line-up in the hopes of facing a returning legend. Amidst reports that former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn may not yet be ready to close the book on his storied career in mixed martial arts, a new challenge presented itself in the form...