12 Times MMA Stars’ Corners Threw In The Towel

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BJ Penn

BJ Penn Vs Georges St-Pierre

BJ Penn had vowed to go “to the death” in the build-up to his second fight with welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 in 2009, but thankfully on the night, his corner made sure it didn’t go quite that far.

GSP dominated the fight for four rounds with his superior wrestling, relentlessly hammering ‘The Prodigy’ with ground and pound, but Penn kept moving just enough to keep the fight from being stopped.

By the time Penn went back to his corner at the end of the fourth he’d taken a tremendous amount of punishment, with his face battered, bloodied and bruised.

It was easy to see the concern in his corner in between rounds as his coach Jason Parillo asked him if he was ok and knew where he was, with Penn appearing unresponsive.

Referee Herb Dean asked a doctor to take a look at the exhausted star, but before he had a chance to deliver his verdict, Parillo intervened, metaphorically throwing in the towel by waving his hand to his throat and telling the officials, “we’re stopping it.”

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