Penn has always been tabbed as a grappler and understandably so given his mat-based mastery. However, he’s a fighter at heart, and he’s never had any problem throwing strikes to score a stoppage rather than simply pick up points. One of his most notable finishes involved an eleven-second starching of Caol Uno, Penn’s third professional win.
There are few fighters as beloved as UFC icon B.J. Penn. “The Prodigy” has been entertaining fans for more than a decade, showing freakish ability on the mat and a willingness to scrap even as an undersized adversary. He’s held gold in two divisions, beaten a number of top shelf competitors, and is on the cusp of writing another chapter in his Hall of Fame career by dipping down to 145 pounds. Here’s a walk down memory lane focused on the ever-popular pugilist… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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