BJ Penn talks about his life after retiring from MMA competitionPosted on November 23, 2011, 10:46 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Following his loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 BJ Penn all but announced his retirement when speaking to Joe Rogan during his post-fight interview. Penn later told Inside MMA that that he felt that stepping away was something he should have done earlier than the Diaz fight. Penn also said that if the right opportunity came along he would return to the Octagon.
Penn recently signed up to write a weekly blog for Bleacher Report. In his first submission, the former UFC champion detailed what he has been up to as of late, “…after sitting around the house for so long my body started to get achy. So two weeks ago I started to run again. I just couldn’t take sitting around the house anymore without exercising and my body feels so much better now that I have started working out again. I still haven’t gotten into the gym and done any type of martial arts training yet, but the runs are definitely fun and, like I said, they make my body feel better. I am still finding myself very busy with all different types of projects and ventures I am involved in. It seems like even though I have more time to relax without training full time, my focus has turned to other projects and activities.” – for more see BleacherReport.com.
Further Reading: UFC 137 Results Recap: Nick Diaz shines in Las Vegas, Nevada
Photo: BJ Penn, right, fights Kenny Florian during UFC 101 at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Francis Specker