B.J. Penn Vs. Ryan Hall Is In Works for November Or December Event
UFC Hall-of-Famer and former two-division champion BJ Penn aren’t done fighting yet, yes you heard right. It has been eight years since Penn last won the fight and currently on a five-fight losing streak.
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, UFC is looking to book a lightweight bout between ‘The Prodigy’ and former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall. No contract has been signed, nothing is finalized yet, but promotion is working on to get things done soon.
Penn, 39, his last win came back in 2010 when he knockout the Matt Hughes at UFC 123 since then he’s on a worse five-fight losing streak. Most recently dropped to Dennis Siver back in June of last year. Last year, Penn teased to make a UFC comeback, ‘if promotion gives me someone I can beat,’ I guess Hall is best suit description for him.
Hall, (6-1), didn’t compete since December of 2016 when he defeated the Gray Maynard in a lackluster decision win. The 33 years old grappler won the season 22 of The Ultimate Fight when he beat the Artem Lobov via decision back in 2015. Hall is currently 2-0 in UFC. No opponent wants to face him due to his less impressive performances inside the Octagon, and due to that reason, he even teased a retirement earlier this year.
As of this writing, nothing is official yet, it’s just a report, but it seems apparent that Penn wants to extend his storied career.
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