B.J. Penn reportedly set to retire after Clay Guida fight

Hawaiian MMA legend B.J. Penn will retire after his UFC 237 fight against Clay Guida according to reports.

UFC 237 takes place in Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena on 11th May and sources say this will be the last time we see 40-year-old Penn in the Octagon. [H/T Sherdog]

It was a surprise to many when it was announced Penn was set to fight once again following his submission loss to Ryan Hall at UFC 232.

The former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion is currently enduring the worst form of his glittering fighting career, losing seven fights in a row. He now has an MMA record of 16-13-2.

Guida has not competed in the cage since June 2018 at UFC 225, dropping a first-round submission loss to Charles Oliveira.

UFC 237 is set to be headlined by a UFC strawweight championship bout between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade.

 

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.