B.J. Penn remains uncertain if he’s going to reenter MMA, but he always has the memories to fall back on. For someone who held UFC gold in two different weight classes, that time wasn’t the most memorable moment of his UFC run.
“Me walking into the Octagon for the first time was by far the most memorable moment of my UFC career,” said Penn to Bleacher Report. “I was teary eyed and there was so much emotion going on. I couldn’t believe that I was somebody getting in trouble in the street and here I get to compete against someone who has been training to fight.”
In his debut in 2001, Penn defeat Joey Gilbert in what was just the beginning. He later captured the UFC lightweight and welterweight titles. Penn is 16-9-2 and has seen better days with his last win streak being in 2009.
The former champion has been battling an eye problem and last fought in December with a decision defeat to Rory MacDonald.