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Edgar destroys Penn in Ultimate Fighter finale

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:43 a.m. HST, Jul 07, 2014

Frankie Edgar put a likely end to B.J. Penn's mixed martial arts career with a brutal TKO victory in the third round of the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Edgar (16-4-1) defeated Penn (16-10-2) for the third time in his career with a one-sided performance that left Penn bloodied in the middle of the cage as referee Herb Dean stepped in to end it at 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

Penn was fighting at 145 pounds for the first time but got beat up severely for the third straight fight. At 35 years old, his 13-year MMA career is likely over after losing for the fifth time in his last seven fights.

"Frankie did a great job," Penn said. "I shouldn't have came back."

Penn is one of two UFC fighters to hold world titles in multiple weight classes.

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HaoleGuy wrote:
Win or lose, at least he tried. Have to give him credit for that.
on July 6,2014 | 09:23PM
Kealii wrote:
Did he really try? I'm not so sure. I know BJ is past his prime but that performance wasn't even close to the BJ of old. Not by a long shot.
on July 6,2014 | 09:36PM
mynah wrote:
BJ: Go sleep already.
on July 7,2014 | 12:03AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
sad thing is he didn't try..more like he just showed up for a pay day
on July 6,2014 | 09:37PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
that was embarrassing..u had a great career but please stay retired this time
on July 6,2014 | 09:28PM
st1d wrote:
time to hang it up while you still remember your name.

don't be fooled by the lure of a jackpot payout. concussions are under heavy study now in contact sports, why risk your future.

on July 6,2014 | 11:20PM
mynah wrote:
BJ: go sleep alre
on July 7,2014 | 12:02AM
false wrote:
pau; rest brah. you earned it.
on July 7,2014 | 04:45AM
AshesofAngels wrote:
BJ Penn has to many yes men around him! You can see his tentativeness in the cage; he just won't and can't pull the trigger and let it fly anymore! The BJ of old fought with reckless abandon; when a fighter who has lost that edge and that was his Shtick, it was time to hang it up ten fights ago. Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes at the end of his career and Holmes beat him down; he was never the same after that and his deterioration came on quickly from that point. It has taken the NFL this long to even acknowledge that their was a concussion problem in their veteran's. The way the UFC has such a strangle hold on cage fighting; Dana White will be in his wheel chair in an old folks home yelling insults and superlatives at anyone and everyone who even mention's anything about brain damage in veteran fighter's. BJ Penn is to much of a loved fighter and personality to have allowed those around him to allow him to continue! Fighting is the worst discipline in the world for a thoroughbred way past his prime to step back in one more time! God Speed BJ!
on July 7,2014 | 09:08PM
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