BJ Penn no doubt has left his mark on the sport of mixed martial arts. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, he is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion and is one of only three fighters in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes.
But it might be time for the 38-year-old to call it quits after getting absolutely dominated by Yair Rodriguez on Sunday night, getting TKO’d only 24 seconds into the second round.
Despite Penn getting absolutely dominated throughout the fight and having not won a fight in six years, Rodriguez had nothing but praise for Penn.
“This was an amazing fight for me,” the 24-year-old Rodriguez said. “I fought a legend tonight. B.J. Penn deserves all the respect in the world. Thank you so much, B.J., for accepting the fight with me. I am here for whatever the UFC wants to bring. I really appreciate the UFC for giving me such great opportunities. I will be ready for whatever they want to give me.”
Penn may have made a lasting impact on UFC, but following his disappointing loss, does this mean the end for him?