BJ Penns Career Comes To An End

BJ Penn stepped foot in the Octagon for the last time on Sunday after calling it being his home for the past 13 years. Penn lossed by TKO in the third round to Frankie Edgar, marking his third loss to the former lightweight champion and his third defeat in a row overall in the UFC.

Heres what BJ had to say about ending his career for good:

“When the blood started going in my eyes and the fight started getting real tough, I realized it takes a high, high energy level to compete with the top people in the world, This is the end, I’m thinking to myself why did you step back in 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 always went back and forth and begged Dana to let me get back in. I needed some closure. My lasting legacy now will just be in highlight reels and that Dana gave me an opportunity to work with the UFC gyms and I can continue to feed myself.”

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