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Dana White says B.J. Penn won’t get another UFC fight: ‘I can’t do it again’

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Following seven straight losses dating back to 2011, it appears BJ Penn's time with the UFC has come to an end.

The former two-division champion has suffered through one of the toughest runs in UFC history while watching his record hit 16-14-2 after his most recent defeat to Clay Guida at UFC 237 in Brazil in May.

UFC president Dana Whitegave Penn every opportunity to get back on track after he initially retired back in 2014 and then decided less than two years later that he wasn’t done fighting yet.

While Penn has never said that he planned to retire again, White says he can’t in good conscience give him another fight in the UFC.

“No, I want B.J. to retire,” White told TSN on Friday in Chicago ahead of UFC 238. “I love B.J. Penn. B.J. Penn is one of the legends of the sport. This is a young man’s game. I gave him a lot of opportunities because he’s B.J. and because of the relationship that I’ve had with B.J. his entire career and before that.

“But I can’t do that again. I can’t do it again.”

 

It would seem that Dana is finally making the long overdue correct decision, doubt it will stop him though. Expect to hear ONE FC or Bellator have signed him soon.

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13 minutes ago, Bezerker101 said:

OneFC will be calling guaranteed ^

Going to be a bidding war between them and Bellator.

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1 hour ago, Bezerker101 said:

OneFC will be calling guaranteed ^

 

1 hour ago, Mcmax3000 said:

Going to be a bidding war between them and Bellator.

Can just picture Dana saying this haha 

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I think he'll be happy hangn' w/ Ace Franklin, Cupcake Tate, Brandon Vera, Aoki, Okami, Sexyama, Alvarez, Mighty Mouse,  Petrosyan, & the Burmese Python,

.... not so much Sage Northcutt - plus it's a shuttle to Singapore from Kailua .

 

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1 hour ago, skillandpower said:

Ok, that means BJ will have another fight booked sometime this year.

He probably already has one booked.

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7 hours ago, Mcmax3000 said:

Going to be a bidding war between them and Bellator.

Bellator will 110% give BJ Penn a contract. They were letting Ken Shamrock fight, FFS.

Having said that, I cannot for the life of me see Dana White allowing BJ Penn to fight under the Bellator banner. So BJ will be back. For sure.

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1 hour ago, Mcmax3000 said:

He probably already has one booked.

 

11 minutes ago, cashfl0w said:

Bellator will 110% give BJ Penn a contract. They were letting Ken Shamrock fight, FFS.

Having said that, I cannot for the life of me see Dana White allowing BJ Penn to fight under the Bellator banner. So BJ will be back. For sure.

yeah, I don't buy it either.  

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1 hour ago, -idyb- said:

dana white said it?  so that means bj penn will have another ufc fight announced any day now

Probably a title shot at 145 or 155

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he needs to get a win first before he gets his rightful title shot

but then again brock lesnar hasnt won a fight in like a decade and they were gonna give him a shot, so anything can happen

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On 6/11/2019 at 1:21 PM, -idyb- said:

dana white said it?  so that means bj penn will have another ufc fight announced any day now

well it was a little late, but better late than never

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We should start a "Dana said it wont happen" official thread and pin it.

What you mods think ?

Lol

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5 hours ago, skillandpower said:

We should start a "Dana said it wont happen" official thread and pin it.

What you mods think ?

Lol

Oh god... it would take years to compile a list that long.

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The rumor is that he's trouble if he's not in camp preparing for a fight. When he stops fighting for good, expect to hear another news story about BJ Penn getting himself into an unfortunate legal situation.  Honestly I hope that's all BS, but right now it doesn't appear to be.

Of course they could sign him in Bellator or ONEFC (as Bezerker101 said) and just feed him cans.

I almost (almost) wish Chuck Liddell would come back for one more fight, only to be given a complete CM Punk - level can, just so he can get a win.

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