White Says He Would Love To See Penn Retire
UFC President Dana White said it should be time for B.J. Penn to call it quits and end his career.
During the post-UFC 232 press conference, White stated that he believes Penn should retire after losing to Ryan Hall on the prelims. Penn was submitted by Hall in the first round due to a heel hook, which further extended the former champion’s losing streak. The writing is on the wall for the 40-year-old Penn, according to White, who added that “fighting is a young man’s game.”
“I would love to see B.J. retire. B.J. has nothing left to prove. I always say fighting is a young man’s game, fighting isn’t for older men. B.J. is a multiple-time world champion in multiple divisions and he’s got nothing to prove. People love him, he’s a legend and he has nothing to prove,” White said.
Despite Penn’s resume including a UFC lightweight and welterweight championship reign, he has lost his last six fights and has not won a fight in his last seven bouts. With his last victory in the octagon taking place at UFC 123 in 2010, Penn sports a 1-8-1 record in his last 10 fights and a 16-13-2 record as an MMA fighter since his 2001 pro debut.
Original Story: MMA Fighting