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Breaking: The UFC sacrifices the Spirit of BJ Penn, books him versus striker Yair Rodriguez at UFC Phoenix

Breaking: The UFC sacrifices the Spirit of BJ Penn, books him versus striker Yair Rodriguez at UFC Phoenix

Oh no. This can’t end well. From the “nice knowing you BJ Penn” file, we have the future MMA Hall of Famer’s next fight booked up. Per the UFC the 39 year old Penn will take on 24 year old Mexican striker Yair Rodriguez at their UFC Fight Night Phoenix event on January 15th 2017.

We’ve seen this movie before and is there any way this ends well for Aged to Perfection Penn?

Old fighter takes on young hungry and violent striker is a time honored, yet depressing combat sports tradition. Rodriguez is 5-0 in the UFC while Penn is winless in his last four UFC bouts and has not won a fight since November 2010. Maybe BJ Penn is really motivated this time though?

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