The ‘Prodigy’ BJ Penn made his return to the octagon this Sunday at UFC Phoenix after two years away from the sport.
Having moved to train at Jackson/Winklejohn BJ Penn was serious about competing again and after a string of allegations and failed match ups Penn would finally take on the Mexican stand out star Yair Rodriguez.
In the opening of round two, Yair Rodriguez caught Penn with a combination that put BJ Penn on his back. In what had already been a one sided bout, Rodriguez dived in and finished the legend with a swarm of strikes.
“This was an amazing fight for me.” Rodriguez said in his post fight octagon interview. “I fought a legend here tonight, he deserves all the respect, more than the one that I give him and I want to say thank you so much BJ Penn for excepting a fight with me.”
Watch his backstage interview with Megan Olivi below.