Ryan Hall Looks To Test Jiu-Jitsu Against BJ Penn

UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn is making yet another return to the Octagon. It has been announced that Penn will return against submission specialist Ryan Hall. Hall, a former Ultimate Fighter winner, hasn’t competed in nearly two years. BJ Penn is a …

UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn is making yet another return to the Octagon. It has been announced that Penn will return against submission specialist Ryan Hall. Hall, a former Ultimate Fighter winner, hasn’t competed in nearly two years. BJ Penn is a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in his own right. This will give […]

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BJ Penn Returns Against Submission Ace Ryan Hall at UFC 232 in Las Vegas

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn isn’t done fighting yet as he has booked his return to the Octagon on Dec. 29 as he faces former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Ryan Hall at UFC 232 in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the bout on Wednesday nigh…

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn isn’t done fighting yet as he has booked his return to the Octagon on Dec. 29 as he faces former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Ryan Hall at UFC 232 in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the bout on Wednesday night. OFFICIAL: @BJPennDotCom returns to the Octagon to face @RyanHall5050at #UFC232! […]

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Kevin Lee Details Recent Training Session With BJ Penn

Kevin Lee got to roll with an absolute legend!

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As the old saying goes, you shouldn’t meet your heroes.

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee is here to dispel that notion. Recently the 155-pound prospect got the opportunity to roll around with UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn.

Lee calls the Hawaiian legend “good people” (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“Meet them,” Lee said. “They’re cool people. We sat on the mat and talked for hours after. He’s good people.”

“The Motown Phenom” is coming off a TKO victory over Edson Barboza. He’s making quite the name for himself in the UFC and Penn has taken notice. Penn reached out and initiated the training session:

“He’s like, ‘I’m in Vegas.’ He’s a fan,” Lee said. “Like, ‘You’re a fan of me?’ It was kind of weird at first. But then getting to roll with him, I mean.”

As for what Lee took from his experience with Penn, he said it’s reassurance that he’s doing things right in regards to training:

“It gave me a lot of reassurance that what I’m doing is right; it’s working,” Lee said.

The 39-year-old Penn attempted a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last year. It was unsuccessful with back-to-back defeats.

Penn was finished by Yair Rodriguez via knockout before dropping a Majority Decision to Dennis Siver. It’s unknown if he’ll attempt to fight inside the Octagon again. Penn hasn’t won a fight in MMA competition since 2010 when he knocked out Matt Hughes in 21 seconds.

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Report: MMA Legend BJ Penn Planning Another UFC Return

BJ Penn could be returning to the UFC Octagon AGAIN.

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For better or worse, MMA legend BJ Penn is reportedly planning another UFC return.

The decorated former UFC lightweight champion will return against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Ryan Hall at an unknown event. The fight was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The bout does not have an official date or time:

“It appears as though BJ Penn isn’t done yet. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently discussing booking Penn vs. Ryan Hall later this year. The lightweight fight isn’t signed yet and a date hasn’t been finalized at this time, as well. November or December has been discussed.

“According to sources, Penn is currently in Brazil training for his return. The 39-year-old Penn (16-12-2) has lost his last five fights in a row and hasn’t won since he knocked out Matt Hughes in November 2010. His most recent fight was a June 2017 majority decision loss to Dennis Siver. Hall (6-1) hasn’t fought since his December 2016 win over Gray Maynard.”

A Risk Worth Taking?

Penn has been out of the Octagon since dropping a majority decision to Dennis Siver in June 2017. He has lost his last five MMA bouts including two by knockout. He looked especially weathered in his UFC Fight Night 103 loss to then-rising featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez.
‘The Prodigy’ remains one of the most storied fighters in UFC history due to his insistence on fighting anyone at any time, but his UFC record appears a bit lackluster at this point.
It’s a fair question to ask if he should risk slipping it further towards .500 at this point. Penn would be risking a lot against an opponent who is not a big name. Hall has been out of action since a December 2016 decision win over Gray Maynard. He won The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 lightweight tournament by defeating Artem Lobov in December 2015.
Hall has had a well-documented struggle getting fights from the UFC due to a grappling-centered style deemed boring by many.
Do you want to see the legendary Penn fight on?

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Report: MMA Legend BJ Penn Planning Another UFC Return

BJ Penn could be returning to the UFC Octagon AGAIN.

The post Report: MMA Legend BJ Penn Planning Another UFC Return appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

For better or worse, MMA legend BJ Penn is reportedly planning another UFC return.

The decorated former UFC lightweight champion will return against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Ryan Hall at an unknown event. The fight was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The bout does not have an official date or time:

“It appears as though BJ Penn isn’t done yet. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently discussing booking Penn vs. Ryan Hall later this year. The lightweight fight isn’t signed yet and a date hasn’t been finalized at this time, as well. November or December has been discussed.

“According to sources, Penn is currently in Brazil training for his return. The 39-year-old Penn (16-12-2) has lost his last five fights in a row and hasn’t won since he knocked out Matt Hughes in November 2010. His most recent fight was a June 2017 majority decision loss to Dennis Siver. Hall (6-1) hasn’t fought since his December 2016 win over Gray Maynard.”

A Risk Worth Taking?

Penn has been out of the Octagon since dropping a majority decision to Dennis Siver in June 2017. He has lost his last five MMA bouts including two by knockout. He looked especially weathered in his UFC Fight Night 103 loss to then-rising featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez.
‘The Prodigy’ remains one of the most storied fighters in UFC history due to his insistence on fighting anyone at any time, but his UFC record appears a bit lackluster at this point.
It’s a fair question to ask if he should risk slipping it further towards .500 at this point. Penn would be risking a lot against an opponent who is not a big name. Hall has been out of action since a December 2016 decision win over Gray Maynard. He won The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 lightweight tournament by defeating Artem Lobov in December 2015.
Hall has had a well-documented struggle getting fights from the UFC due to a grappling-centered style deemed boring by many.
Do you want to see the legendary Penn fight on?

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