Former UFC Welterweight & Lightweight Champion BJ Penn was last seen in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City, suffering a decision loss to Dennis Siver.
Penn, who hasn’t won a fight in over seven years, admits that there are no plans for him to return to action ever again.
“I’ve got nothing scheduled,” said Penn to MMA NYTT. “I’m just cruising. I don’t know, I guess I don’t know what to say. The door is always open. The door is always open. I don’t ever want to say ‘never’ but I don’t have any plans on fighting. But if you’ve got an idea that you think would work well with me, give me a call.”
If Penn’s career is truly finished, it would mean a first round knockout win over Matt Hughes at UFC 123 would serve as the former champions final victory as a professional MMA fighter.
The Hawaiian would become the UFC Welterweight Champion when he earned a first round submission win over Matt Hughes at UFC 46, but would be stripped of the title for leaving the promotion a short time later. Penn would then capture the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 80 and would defend it four times before losing to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112.