B.J. Penn net worth: B.J. Penn is an American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who has a net worth of $22 million. B.J. Penn is most famous for being a competitor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the black-belt category Penn is the first non-Brazilian winner. He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion. He is only the second fighter in UFC history to win titles in two different weight classes. Penn also served as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 5 reality show. Nicknamed "The Prodigy" B.J. was born Jay Dee Penn in Kailua, Hawaii in December 1978. He fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and K-1. Before becoming a pro Penn was the first American to win a Gold medal in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He became the second person to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes, winning the UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Championships. He became the first UFC Lightweight Undisputed Champion and broke the UFC's all-time title defense record for that title. He was undefeated for more than eight years as a lightweight. He won a world title with K-1. Dana White, the UFC President, has credited Penn with bringing the lower weight divisions into the mainstream. He is considered to be one of the best Lightweight fighters in MMA history, as well as one of the sport's greatest fighters period. He has authored two books. Dana White has said that Penn will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. He has acted in the 2009 film Never Surrender and the TV series Hawaii Five-0. He was a head coach on The Ultimate Fighter 5 and The Ultimate Fighters: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn.
Jay Dee "B.J." Penn is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Penn debuted and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as in K-1. Prior to fighting for the UFC, he became the first American Gold medalist of the Wor...
Date of Birth
- December 13, 1978
- Jay Dee Penn
- 'The Prodigy' B.J. Penn
- The Prodigy
- 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
- 169 lbs (76.7 kg)
- United States of America
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- United States of America
- Never Surrender
- UFC 80: Rapid Fire
- UFC 58: USA vs. Canada
- UFC 101: Declaration: Penn vs. Florian
- UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
- UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
- UFC 112: Invincible: Silva vs. Maia
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BJ Penn on Fighting Carlos ConditMMA Hour's Ariel Helwani interviews BJ Penn about his upcoming UFC 137 fight against Carlos Condit.
Kai and Nate's Trash Talk in BoxingWith just days left until The Final Showdown between Team Nate and Team Kai, the tension mounts, the two camps step up the trash-talking, and UFC C...
An Emotional BJ Penn Retires From MMA (TUF 19 ...http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ -- An emotional BJ Penn addressed the press at the post-fight ...
BJ Penn: 'I Shouldn't Have Come Back' - YouTubeBJ Penn says he shouldn't have been in the ring after losing to Frankie Edgar.