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B.J. Penn really needs to stop it, five.
The former two-division UFC world champion got into yet another street fight in his native Hawaii but the footage revealed him as the victim.
Penn was allegedly harassed by someone and offered the guy a chance of a lifetime, to get some cheap shots off on “The Prodigy’s” dome. However, it led to a major fail for Penn who fell ingloriously to the ground after the two-piece was delivered to his face.
Penn is a certified legend in martial arts, period. He learned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from both Ralph Gracie and Andre Pederneiras of the Nova Uniao gym that birthed Jose Aldo. He became the first non-Brazilian to win the black belt division of the 2000 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
Penn has fought in four weight classes, winning a UFC belt in two and defining the UFC’s lower classes early on as a PPV seller.
However, after un-retiring in 2011, Penn has lost 7 consecutive fights. Two of which by vicious knockouts. The clamors for Penn to stop fighting in the Octagon and the streets are loud by other former stars like Chuck Liddell and current UFC fighters.
He also has a domestic abuse case currently against him by his partner and the mother of his child. It echoes the trend of MMA fighters that have a lingering reputation for domestic abuse and street brawling. Recently, Conor McGregor apologized for knocking an older man out in a bar who refused to order his Proper 12 whiskey.
Penn is an OG and as such he is supposed to lead the way not mire in its bad decision-making. Penn reportedly has another fight scheduled with the UFC, which Dana White says will be his last.
In between that time, the world can only hope that Penn gets his mind rightfully retires and enjoys life after fighting in the Aloha State.
This would do his legacy and a still adoring MMA world a favor to stop watching him take losses at every opportunity.