Matt Serra Defends BJ Penn Continuing To Fight In The UFC

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn is still actively competing in the Octagon. At 40-years-old, Penn continues to fight in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. He hasn’t won a fight since 2010, and is currently on a seven-fight losing streak, losing three by way of finish. In his last outing, Penn suffered a unanimous decision […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn is still actively competing in the Octagon.

At 40-years-old, Penn continues to fight in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. He hasn’t won a fight since 2010, and is currently on a seven-fight losing streak, losing three by way of finish. In his last outing, Penn suffered a unanimous decision loss to Clay Guida at UFC 237 this past weekend.

After the loss, many people began to argue that Penn should hang up his gloves. There has been a lot of talk within the MMA community that Penn shouldn’t be fighting anymore in the first place. However, former UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra took to the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to defend Penn (via MMA Fighting):

“I don’t know. It’s not like what’s happening to Rashad Evans or somebody like Chuck Liddell where you’re like, ‘Man, I don’t want to see him get hurt anymore,’” Serra said.

“I don’t know. I’ve known B.J. for so long, I love the dude, he’s a really good person. . . The guy’s a legend. He can do whatever he wants. I wish him best. I don’t want to, I’m not sitting here saying he should retire.

“It’s not like he is getting destroyed, and it looked like he was having a great time, as far as leading up to it. . . And he did look good in the beginning, you know!”

It remains to be seen whether or not Penn fights again. Aside from the controversy surrounding his physical ability to compete, many were surprised he was allowed to fight in Brazil last weekend due to his pending legal issues away from MMA.

Should Penn fight again, and suffer another loss, the Hawaiian might have to seriously consider retiring once and for all, as it would mean he’s on an eight-fight losing streak.

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B.J. Penn Releases Statement On Loss To Clay Guida

B.J. Penn returned to the Octagon this past weekend at UFC 237. There he was taking on Clay Guida on the prelims, where Penn was looking to snap his streak six-fight losing streak. Ultimately, that was not the case as Guida won via unanimous decision. …

B.J. Penn returned to the Octagon this past weekend at UFC 237. There he was taking on Clay Guida on the prelims, where Penn was looking to snap his streak six-fight losing streak. Ultimately, that was not the case as Guida won via unanimous decision. However, it appears Penn is in good spirits after releasing […]

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Clay Guida Calls Out Nate Diaz, Finds Out He’s Already Booked

Clay Guida is back on the winning track after his victory over BJ Penn at UFC 237. Guida defeated Penn by way of unanimous decision. Speaking to reporters after the event, Guida took the opportunity to attempt to set up his next fight. Guida called for…

Clay Guida is back on the winning track after his victory over BJ Penn at UFC 237. Guida defeated Penn by way of unanimous decision. Speaking to reporters after the event, Guida took the opportunity to attempt to set up his next fight. Guida called for a rematch with Nate Diaz, who he defeated via […]

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Quote: I Don’t Think You’ve Seen The Last Of Chad Mendes

After Chad Mendes lost to Alexander Volkanovski by TKO at UFC 232, the former UFC featherweight title challenger reportedly retired from MMA. He would end his career with a record of 18-5 and had notable wins over the likes of Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida…

After Chad Mendes lost to Alexander Volkanovski by TKO at UFC 232, the former UFC featherweight title challenger reportedly retired from MMA. He would end his career with a record of 18-5 and had notable wins over the likes of Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Cub Swanson and Darren Elkins among others. While the 34-year-old also […]

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BJ Penn Requests Interviewers Not Ask About Domestic Abuse Allegations

UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn requested for interviewers not to ask him about his current legal issues ahead of this weekend’s UFC 237 pay-per-view (PPV). MMA Junkie reports that they were told a previously scheduled interview with Penn was called off upon the fighter’s request. Penn also reportedly instructed several other media outlets not […]

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UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn requested for interviewers not to ask him about his current legal issues ahead of this weekend’s UFC 237 pay-per-view (PPV).

MMA Junkie reports that they were told a previously scheduled interview with Penn was called off upon the fighter’s request. Penn also reportedly instructed several other media outlets not to ask about the current domestic abuse allegations against him, as well as his current police investigation in which a farmer claims Penn threatened him with a machete.

Penn will be facing Clay Guida at UFC 237 this weekend. He currently holds the longest winless streak in the UFC. “The Prodigy” hasn’t won a fight since 2010 when he knocked out Matt Hughes in just 21 seconds at UFC 123.

In his next fight, Penn went to a draw with Jon Fitch. After that, he went on a six-fight losing streak that has lasted up until now. He hopes to end his winless drought against the 37-year-old Guida in Rio De Janeiro. Penn suffered a first-round submission loss Ryan Hall in his last outing in December.

As for Guida, he had a two-fight win streak ended by Charles Oliveira in the first round of their fight at UFC 225 in June.

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Clay Guida: B.J. Penn Fight Should’ve Happened 10 Years Ago

Clay Guida is excited to fight B.J. Penn this Saturday at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, but there is no denying the version of B.J. Penn that Clay Guida will compete against has lost a step, certainly based on the results his career has generated. …

Clay Guida is excited to fight B.J. Penn this Saturday at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, but there is no denying the version of B.J. Penn that Clay Guida will compete against has lost a step, certainly based on the results his career has generated. There was a time when B.J. Penn was […]

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