Penn’s showing against Diego Sanchez was a thing of beauty. He picked Sanchez apart from early on, making the typically aggressive TUF winner think more about defending himself than pressing forward. Ultimately, Penn did so much damage to Sanchez’s face the ringside doctor was forced to stop action, capping off one of the finest performances of Penn’s career.
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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