Former UFC champion BJ Penn came out of retirement to try and exact some revenge on the Tristar Gym at UFC On Fox: Henderson Vs. Diaz. Instead, Penn was picked apart by Rory MacDonald, falling to the young prospect via decision.
UFC president Dana White told the post-fight show on Fuel TV that he hopes there is just one step next for "The Prodigy."
"BJ will probably retire," White said. "I wouldn't mind seeing that. Rory looked better than he's ever looked. You don't see body punches like that. BJ is a warrior who doesn't give up. I've got so much respect for him. I'd like to see him retire."
Penn (16-9-2) has not won since a knockout victory over Matt Hughes in 2010. He fought Jon Fitch to a draw, and was defeated by Nick Diaz late in 2011. Following the Diaz loss, Penn announced his retirement.
Popular VideoThis young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true.
However, the prospect of earning a win over a member of the Tristar Gym - the same home as UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre - prompted Penn to return to training. He lost two matches to GSP previously during his career.
Penn was sent directly to a hospital following the fight and not made available for comment.
- Dustin Poirier Fueled By Loss, Looks To Bounce Back At TUF 16 Finale
- UFC Officially Announces March Return To Japan
- Video: Preview For "UFC 155: Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez II"
- Siyar Bahadurzada Calls Out Rory MacDonald
- Diego Sanchez Confirms Move Back To Lightweight, Says Next Fight To Be Announced Soon
- Roger Gracie Still In The Planning Stages Of Training
- Raphael Assuncao Fought Through Broken Arm At UFC On Fox 5
- Anderson Silva Requests 10-Fight UFC Contract
- Roy Nelson: Matt Mitrione Made Fight Personal By Requesting It
Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline.