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Dustin Poirier says he would've loved to fight a prime BJ Penn

Cole Shelton - December 21, 2022

Dustin Poirier says there is one fighter that wishes he could’ve fought. Poirier has been in the UFC since 2011 and has fought the who’s who of the featherweight and lightweight divisions. He has shared the Octagon with the likes of Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Cub Swanson, and Anthony Pettis among countless others.

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Anderson Silva names BJ Penn as his GOAT of MMA: “Penn is the best MMA fighter I saw fight in my entire life”

Josh Evanoff - September 26, 2022

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva believes BJ Penn is the greatest to ever do it. ‘The Spider’ is set to return to the boxing ring next month against Jake Paul. The Showtime pay-per-view headliner will take place from the Gila River Arena in Arizona. Ahead of the bout, many have praised Silva as the greatest fighter in MMA history.

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Frankie Edgar shares clip from his stand-up comedy debut, BJ Penn and other fighters react

Susan Cox - August 12, 2022

Frankie Edgar has shared a clip from his stand-up comedy debut. Edgar, 40, competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC. ‘The Answer’ last fought in November of 2021 at UFC 268, where he went down to defeat against Marlon Vera (19-7 MMA) by knockout. It was to be his 4th loss in 5 fights.

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Josh Thomson praises BJ Penn for changing the sport of MMA in so many ways: “He was the first one to really stick it to the UFC”

Harry Kettle - February 9, 2022

Josh Thomson has praised former two-weight UFC champion BJ Penn for the way he helped to change the sport of mixed martial arts. While he may no longer be an active member of the UFC roster, nobody can deny the impact BJ Penn had during his time in the promotion. Even outside the scope of the UFC, Penn was still able to find success with Rumble on the Rock as well as in Japan.

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BJ Penn on "unbelievable" UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira: "This is the one guy who could beat Khabib"

Christopher Taylor - January 19, 2022

BJ Penn is a big fan of current UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and says the Brazilian would have posed big problems for Khabib Nurmagomedov. Penn, a former two-division UFC champion, recently sat down with Chris Taylor of where he shared the following thoughts on ‘Do Bronx’.

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BJ Penn credits Hulk Hogan for inspiring his eventual UFC title run: “That was the moment I knew that I wanted to be that guy one day”

Susan Cox - December 22, 2021

UFC legend BJ Penn has credited professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan for inspiring his eventual UFC title run. Penn, 43, originally captured UFC gold in January of 2004 when he shocked the world with a first round submission victory over longtime welterweight champion Matt Hughes.

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Benson Henderson touts BJ Penn as GOAT lightweight over Khabib Nurmagomedov

Drake Riggs - October 12, 2021

Benson Henderson knows a thing or two about being a champion in the 155-pound lightweight division. The former WEC and UFC titleholder secured four total title defenses throughout his illustrious career which puts him right in the mix with some of his fellow greats such as BJ Penn and Khabib Nurmagomedov. When it comes to who deserves the top spot as all-time best, “Smooth” has some thoughts.

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BJ Penn confirms intentions to run for Governor of Hawaii: "I am not here for the office. I am here for the people and I am here for our freedoms."

Christopher Taylor - October 6, 2021

UFC legend BJ Penn has confirmed his intention to run for Governor of Hawaii following some suggestive posts on social media. Penn, 42, a former two-division UFC champion, hinted at making a run for office earlier this week. Now, in an interview with his manager Chris Taylor, ‘The Prodigy’ confirmed his intentions to run for governor in his native Hawaii.

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BJ Penn shares theory as to why Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight Kamaru Usman

Adam D Martin - September 9, 2021

UFC legend BJ Penn shared his theory as to why former lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman. Penn was once considered the greatest lightweight in UFC history, but Nurmagomedov and his 29-0 MMA/13-0 UFC record has surpassed Penn in the eyes of many as the lightweight GOAT. Penn, however, recently shot back at that notion, saying that he believed Nurmagomedov walked away from his career too early. In addition, Penn also believes that Nurmagomedov did not challenge himself enough by moving to another weight class.

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BJ Penn shares his take on MMA’s lightweight GOAT, believes Khabib Nurmagomedov walked away too early

Adam D Martin - September 6, 2021

UFC legend BJ Penn shared his take on MMA’s lightweight GOAT, saying that he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov walked away too early. Many fans would consider Nurmagomedov the No. 1 lightweight of all time after going 29-0 in his MMA career, including a perfect 13-0 record in the UFC alone. However, some critics of Nurmagomedov have pointed out the fact he only had three title defenses as reasons as to why he might not be the run-away GOAT, with others such as Penn in the conversation.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals his choice for second best lightweight fighter of all-time

Chris Taylor - September 4, 2021

Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared his thoughts on which UFC fighter should be considered the second best lightweight of all-time. The UFC’s former lightweight kingpin, Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA), finished his illustrious career with three straight title defenses against opponents Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

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BJ Penn trashes Jake Paul for licking his gloves during Tyron Woodley fight: “Don’t even copy me again you f*cking pussy”

Adam D Martin - August 30, 2021

Legend BJ Penn trashed Jake Paul for licking his gloves during the Tyron Woodley fight, saying “Don’t even copy me again you f*cking pussy.” One of the most infamous images of Penn during his legendary career in the UFC was seeing him lick the blood off of his gloves following his wins over Joe Stevenson and Sean Sherk inside the Octagon. “The Prodigy” beat down both men in the Octagon and after vanquishing them, he licked his gloves, which has become a meme all to itself in MMA.

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BJ Penn details terrifying near-death experience after being trapped inside of a wave pool tank

Christopher Taylor - August 1, 2021

UFC legend BJ Penn took to social media earlier today where he detailed a previous near-death experience after being trapped inside of wave pool tank. The former two-division UFC champion recounted the harrowing incident on Instagram.

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Anderson Silva calls BJ Penn one of the four greatest MMA fighters of all time: "He's amazing"

Adam D Martin - July 22, 2021

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva called his fellow legend BJ Penn one of the four greatest MMA fighters of all time. Silva is considered by many fans to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time himself, so his opinion truly matters when it comes to the MMA GOAT discussion. Speaking to GiveMeSport, Silva was asked who would be on his Mt. Rushmore for the four greatest mixed martial artists of all time. According to “The Spider,” he would put the aforementioned Penn, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Royce Gracie, and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in his top-four of all time.

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Rory MacDonald praises former opponent BJ Penn: "I always looked up to him"

Adam Martin - April 4, 2021

PFL welterweight Rory MacDonald praised former opponent BJ Penn, saying that he was someone who he looked up to coming up in the sport. MacDonald returns to the cage later this month when he takes on David Michaud in a welterweight bout as part of PFL’s season three. MacDonald is a former UFC title challenger and a former Bellator welterweight champion, but he took his talents to PFL in search of a new challenge and the lure of the $1 million grand prize. For someone who has been fighting the best welterweights in the world for the past decade, the chance for MacDonald to go to the PFL and try to win another world title was something he couldn’t pass up.

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Diego Sanchez references UFC 107 loss to BJ Penn as defense for previous comments made about Calvin Kattar

Harry Kettle - February 9, 2021

UFC veteran Diego Sanchez has referenced his UFC 107 loss to BJ Penn as evidence for his recent comments about Calvin Kattar. Sanchez has always been fairly outspoken but in the last few years, has had no problem sharing his opinions on social media.

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BJ Penn Video Blog | Tending the Taro Patches

Jason Kindschy - May 27, 2020

[brid autoplay=”true” video=”571135″ player=”20625″ title=”Waipio Valley Tending the Taro Patches” duration=”314″ description=”BJ Penn tending to the taro patches in Waipio Valley” uploaddate=”2020-05-19 18:46:48″ thumbnailurl=”” contentUrl=”″”] In this episode of BJ Penn’s Video Blog, “The Prodigy” gives us an inside look into his taro farm in Waipio Valley.

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Videos | Top 5 Submissions: UFC 41 – UFC 50

Adam Martin - May 10, 2020

Below, check out videos of the top five submissions from UFC 41 to UFC 50, featuring BJ Penn tapping out Matt Hughes at UFC 46. In our latest series here at “Top 5 Submissions” we take a look at the most lethal submissions from the fourth block of UFC events. These submissions all took place from 2003 to 2004, and they feature numerous future UFC Hall of Famers in their early days. Keep in mind there are many other submissions deserving of the list, but we had to choose just five.

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