To date, Penn’s 21-second smackdown of former rival Matt Hughes remains his last win inside the Octagon and what a win it was! The fight marked the conclusion of a trilogy between the two, so stakes were especially high. Not surprisingly, Penn wasn’t fazed by the pressure and came out on fire. He rocked Hughes early and quickly put him away, proving his hands are still as dangerous as ever.
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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