B.J. Penn Speaks On UFC 232 Loss & Fighting Future • MMA News
B.J. Penn has spoken out on his most up-to-date defeat and touched briefly on his preventing future.
Penn took on Ryan Corridor on the preliminary portion of UFC 232 on Dec. 29. “The Prodigy” was looking for his first victory since Nov. 2010. As an alternative, he ended up being on the receiving finish of a spotlight reel heel hook courtesy of Ryan Corridor. As soon as once more, Penn’s preventing profession has been known as into query.
B.J. Penn Talks Being Submitted By Ryan Corridor
Penn lately spoke to BJPenn.com‘s Chris Taylor. Penn admitted that Corridor took him unexpectedly:
“I was shocked at how deep Ryan [Hall] was able to sink in the leg lock right off the hop. The timing was perfect. I tried to run and pull my leg out, but I wasn’t going anywhere as my knee was still stuck inside his hips. So I tried to defend my knee and turn it up towards the sky. By the time I looked back he had already switched to the heel hook and my ankle just popped. You know I felt like I had one of the greatest training camps in my life for this fight. Training in Brazil at Nova Uniao was nothing short of amazing. I can’t thank Leo Santos and coach Andre Pederneiras enough for their efforts. We had practiced everything, including leg locks, and I felt great. It just didn’t work out this time around.”
Penn went on to say that he’d wish to get pleasure from his time house and heal earlier than making a choice on his profession:
“It is swollen. There’s some bruising and what not. But it wasn’t my knee. It was my ankle that popped. It is what it is. Hats off to Ryan Hall, that submission was the perfect storm. I just got back home to Hawaii. I’m going to let my ankle heal up and then I will contemplate what is next for my life.”
What do you suppose B.J. Penn will do?