B.J Penn has contrasting personalities. In the ring, he is ruthless monster of a fighter and outside he is the epitome of a gentleman.
The fact of the matter is that Penn has had a long and rather successful fighting career and some would say he is well beyond retirement and yet continues to show passion to fight and compete and always challenge himself.
However, we have seen in the past where he has come into fights visibly out of shape, lacking conditioning and has had to pay the price dearly.
He now comes up against Yair Rodrigues, a fighter who is a savage and might be too much for Penn to handle at this point. Some fans believe Penn is not ready for this fight, and he should not be in the ring with someone with the potential of Rodrigues and that Penn has bitten off more than he can chew.
Despite being heavily unfavored, Penn continues to push boundaries and it is going to be very interesting to see how he matches up against Rodrigues.
Penn’s last fight did not go very well for him and he was no match for Frankie Edgar.Author : Rory McGregor