Five Fighters Who Could’ve Retired But Chose To Fight On

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    BJ Penn

    BJ “The Prodigy” Penn is widely considered to be one of the best fighters of all-time, as he has previously held both the UFC’s lightweight and welterweight titles. The Hawaiian scrapper hasn’t won a fight since 2010, however.

    Penn capped off an 0-3-1 stretch with a brutal and one-sided loss to Frankie Edgar in 2014, and announced his retirement in the aftermath of the bout. At age 38, however, Penn was drawn back to the Octagon, as he made his return this past January only to be viciously finished in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 by rising prospect Yair Rodriguez.

    That loss made it four straight for Penn, but there have been rumors indicating that he will fight on. Clearly not the fighter he once was, it would be reasonable, and likely preferred by many, for “The Prodigy” to hang up his gloves for good.