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BJ Penn: “I Shouldn’t Have Came Back”

Andrew Ravens

TUF 19 Finale

BJ Penn is one of the greats, but every fighter has a time where father time catches up to them and that is what happen to BJ Penn Sunday night against Frankie Edgar where he was finished in the third round.

“This is the end. I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why did you step back into the octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you?’ “And the reason is I really needed to find out. If I didn’t make this night happen for myself, I would have always wondered and went back and forth and begged Dana to let me back in. I guess I needed some closure.”

“The biggest regret would be if I didn’t get in the ring tonight,” Penn said. “I’d always kick myself in the butt and complain to (UFC President)Dana (White) and complain to everybody, ‘Man, I could have done it again.’ Now I know for sure that I can’t.”

BJ Penn (16-10-2) Has seven knockouts, six submissions and three decision victories. He has been knocked out three and lost by decision seven times. The longtime UFC Fighter has been with the promotion since 2001.

BJ Penn is 1-2-1 in his last four fights. He beat Matt Hughes via knockout at UFC 123 – Rampage vs. Machida on Nov / 20 / 2010, but then we to a draw with Jon Fitch at UFC 127 – Penn vs. Fitch on Feb / 27 / 2011. Penn lost to Nick Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 137 – Penn vs. Diaz on Oct / 29 / 2011 and then lost to Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 5 – Henderson vs. Diaz on Dec / 08 / 2012.

Here is a video of him right after the fight ended:


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