BJ Penn Highlights B.J has recently retired so I decided to make a tribute to one of the greatest MMA fighters ever. He is the former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion making him one of two men in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes. He is one of the true legends of MMA. Music- story of the year- the antidote
While Cris Cyborg was training, a surprise masked intruder who turned out to be BJ Penn, got shown the mat at the UFC 222 Open Workouts.
HERO'S (Mar.26.2005 / Saitama Super Arena, Japan) [MMA Rules / 5Min. 3R] B.J.Penn (USA) vs. Lyoto Machida (Brazil)
Jay Dee "B.J." Penn (born December 13, 1978) is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Penn debuted and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and later in K-1. Prior to fighting for the UFC, he became the first American Gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. In mixed martial arts, Penn has competed in the Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight divisions. As a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion, he is one of only three fighters in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes. Penn was also a Co-champion in the UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament, due to an eventual draw opposite Caol Uno in the tournament finale. Through his tenures as champion, Penn unofficially unified the UFC Lightweight Championship (against Sean Sherk) and broke the all-time lightweight title defense record. Penn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, as the inaugural inductee in the Modern-Era Wing by career-long rival Matt Hughes, during International Fight Week in July 2015. During his reign, Penn holds the distinction of being undefeated as a Lightweight for over eight years, spanning a nine-fight unbeaten streak in the division. He emerged as one of the top pound-for-pound mixed martial artists in the world early in his career (a recognition he would hold until his initial retirement from the sport), defeating opponents that included Din Thomas, Caol Uno, Paul Creighton, and Matt Serra. Penn soon-after secured his initial world title with K-1, submitting Takanori Gomi for the Rumble on the Rock Lightweight Championship. He immediately ascended into the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, submitting long-reigning then-champion Matt Hughes to capture the UFC Welterweight Championship, which was eventually relinquished due to contract disputes. Penn therefore departed from the promotion to compete exclusively for K-1. He submitted Duane Ludwig and defeated Rodrigo Gracie and Renzo Gracie before eventually re-signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Following contentious losses to Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes, Penn returned to the Lightweight division to submit both Jens Pulver and Joe Stevenson en route to claiming the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. He made a record three subsequent title defenses; defeating uncrowned champion Sean Sherk and challengers Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez before losing his title to Frankie Edgar in a disputed decision. In the sunset of his career, Penn returned as a Welterweight to successfully complete his trilogy with Matt Hughes, before retiring between two losses and a draw in attempts to regain the UFC Welterweight Championship. In pursuit of a career resurgence with a descent into the Featherweight division, Penn conclusively announced his retirement following another loss to Frankie Edgar. UFC President, Dana White credits Penn as the man who brought the lower weight divisions into the mainstream of mixed martial arts; claiming Penn to be "the first crossover pay-per-view star for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's lighter weight divisions", as well as that "[through his] accomplishments, B.J. Penn built the 155-pound division". Credited as the greatest Lightweight combatant in mixed martial arts history, Penn's domination of the division, as well as his performances in higher weight classes have him regarded as one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sporBackground Penn was born in Hawaii to Jay Dee Penn, an Irish-American, and Loraine Shin, a Korean-American. At the age of 17, Penn began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after being introduced to it by his neighbor, Tom Callos. Callos had put up fliers in local gyms looking for people to train with, and B.J.'s father Jay Dee Penn had called Callos and said his boys were interested. Callos then taught B.J. and his brother what he knew. Shortly thereafter, B.J. moved to San Jose, California to begin training at the Ralph Gracie BJJ academy with Dave Camarillo, who he lived with and became close friends with. It was here during his time in San Jose that he decided to pursue a career in martial arts (albeit not mixed martial arts at the time). Mixed martial arts career Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In 1997 Penn began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ralph Gracie, eventually earning his purple belt from Gracie. At that point he moved to Nova União where he was eventually awarded his black belt in 2000 by Andre Pederneiras. A few weeks later he became the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Penn's most well-known and prestigious achievement was
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Few fighters in mixed martial arts history have captured the imagination quite like UFC Hall of Famer ‘Baby’ Jay Dee Penn. A supremely talented “Prodigy” who truly sought out the very best competition, BJ Penn is one of only two men to win UFC titles in two weight division and his run as the UFC lightweight king was a reign of terror over the 155lbs class. Featuring exclusive interviews and rare archival footage, this is the definitive retrospective of a charismatic and enigmatic once in a generation talent. Watch the full episode on UFC FIGHT PASS: http://bit.ly/1HvwT0n
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Joe Rogan & Tom Segura discuss BJ Penn and his MMA history both before and after the UFC. Joe looks back on the BJ Penn VS Lyoto Machida fight and highlights what makes BJ Penn one of the best fighters to ever grace the UFC octagon. BJ Penn managed to get his Black Belt is less than 3 years! That is unheard of in the jiu jitsu world. Get a Bitcoin Wallet Plus $10 for Free - https://goo.gl/G4CKRw This video was taken from the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast #885 - Tom Segura - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEv-vSu78IY Support Joe Rogan and his podcast by following him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerfulJRE Joe Rogan's Amazon Store: http://amzn.to/2hhwJzg Joe Rogan's Podcast: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Joe Rogan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/joerogan Joe Rogan's Website: http://joerogan.net Joe Rogan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joerogan Joe Rogan's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JOEROGAN Joe Rogan's Amazon Store: http://amzn.to/2hhwJzg Subscribe for more videos Remember, I'M JUST A FAN that loves this podcast. For the REAL JOE ROGAN, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerfulJRE .