While many felt like Penn’s decision to retire after a loss to Nick Diaz was a spur-of-the-moment decision based on emotion it seems “The Prodigy” is content with his current lifestyle. Along with raising his daughters, Penn is working with the UFC to open a gym in Oahu, increasing the presence of the brand in the Hawaiian islands.
“I am sticking to that,” said Penn post-show when asked about his retirement. “I haven’t made any plans to come back and fight again.”
Penn added he has talked with UFC President Dana White, but fighting is “just something that’s not in my future right now.”
If he does indeed remain retired Penn will surely be a Hall of Famer after winning won titles in both the UFC’s lightweight and welterweight classes while amassing a record of 16-8-2 against some of MMA’s best.
Check below for video of Penn’s interview:
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