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Penn Retiring? You BELIEVE it?

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If someone other than Edgar or GSP held the titles and BJ was offered a shot to come out of retirement to fight for the title I think he'd take it, just like Randy Couture did against Tim Sylvia. Getting the shot on name recognition alone. Unfortunately for him, divisions are more stacked now than they were years ago so it's hard to picture that happening.

Other than that, I believe it.

His only losses he hasn't avenged are Machida (not happening), GSP (0-2), Edgar (0-2), and now Diaz (announced retirement).

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Post #16   10/30/11 1:34:44AM   

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Doesn't seem like his heart is in it anymore. I say yes. I think it would take a lot for him to come back and fight again.




Post #17   10/30/11 2:35:25AM   

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I ran out of the arena right after the fight. I just found out about the retirement a hour ago

Crazy to see crocop and penn retire. But I am glad I saw them fight tonight
They both fought good

Post #18   10/30/11 3:06:07AM   

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if BJ doesn't care anymore, i hope he does retire

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Well I don't think the UFC would throw BJ Penn with the lions of the lightweight division so maybe they'd go ahead and give him the easy(er) rout by pitting him up against Melvin Guillard.

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I don't think he will retire for good. If UFC offers him an interesting fight he will probably take it, though he doesn't seem to have it in him anymore to train hard.

Post #21   10/30/11 12:44:39PM   

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Does Penn really retire??? I say no. I say he goes back to LW but who knows. Penn looked good the first round then gassed. What do you guys think?



I think he's one of the most talented of all time, and he sucks ass in big fights.

Dude, he was a 2 division champ he just ran into buzzsaws named GSP and Edgar

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I think he's done. Short of him getting the chance to fight for a title against someone he knows he can beat.

Penn, one of the best of all time. Who else could go up a division and fight the #2 guy to a draw. And that's out of his prime.

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I think he retires, its not like he needs the money or anything.
And I don't think he likes training. They're gonna put him up with hard guys and hes going to become a gatekeeper.
Think hes retiring for real.

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