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B.J. Penn has spoken out on his most up-to-date defeat and touched briefly on his stopping future.

Penn took on Ryan Hall on the preliminary portion of UFC 232 on Dec. 29. “The Prodigy” was on the lookout for his first victory since Nov. 2010. Instead, he ended up being on the receiving end of a highlight reel heel hook courtesy of Ryan Hall. As soon as as soon as extra, Penn’s stopping career has been often known as into question.

B.J. Penn Talks Being Submitted By Ryan Hall

Penn currently spoke to‘s Chris Taylor. Penn admitted that Hall took him unexpectedly:

“I used to be shocked at how deep Ryan [Hall] was ready to sink within the leg lock proper off the hop. The timing was excellent. I attempted to run and pull my leg out, however I wasn’t going anyplace as my knee was nonetheless caught inside his hips. So I attempted to defend my knee and switch it up in direction of the sky. By the point I appeared again he had already switched to the heel hook and my ankle simply popped. You understand I felt like I had one of many best coaching camps in my life for this combat. Coaching in Brazil at Nova Uniao was nothing wanting superb. I can’t thank Leo Santos and coach Andre Pederneiras sufficient for his or her efforts. We had practiced all the things, together with leg locks, and I felt nice. It simply didn’t work out this time round.”

Penn went on to say that he’d want to take pleasure in his time home and heal sooner than making a alternative on his career:

“It’s swollen. There’s some bruising and what not. Nevertheless it wasn’t my knee. It was my ankle that popped. It’s what it’s. Hats off to Ryan Corridor, that submission was the right storm. I simply bought again house to Hawaii. I’m going to let my ankle heal up after which I’ll ponder what’s subsequent for my life.”

What do you suppose B.J. Penn will do?


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