Just days after BJ Penn announced his retired from UFC mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting the question of “Why?” has surfaced. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu third degree black belt master Eddie Bravo says BJ Penn should continue fighting. The reasons are relevant behind his thinking. It’s a valid point, at least it’s worth a shot… or is it?
“BJ should continue to fight at 145. That crazy strategy should retire, not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive butterfly guard. 35 is not old. He’s in amazing shape. He didn’t lose because his body is breaking down. He lost the way he did because of that strange strategy. The whole world was confused. He should stay at 145, and fight a couple of mid-level guys to get his confidence back and I truly believe, with the correct/proper training camps, he can still beat some of the best at 145.”