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Is BJ Penn Staying Retired?

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So far, nothing has been able to sway BJ Penn from his decision to retire. Not Dana White, not his rabid fanbase, nothing.

In what could turn out to be good news for fans of the fiery Hawaiian, legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard ostensibly accomplished what nobody else has been able with just a brief comment over Twitter.

"@bjpenndotcom always loved your "Heart"!!!!!!" the champion pugilist told Penn.

Penn replied: "@SUGARRAYLEONARD "thanks for the kind words..coming from you maybe I should fight again..you just made my day!"

Penn retired with a record of 16-8-2. His last two fights resulted in a draw against Jon Fitch and a unanimous decision loss to Nick Diaz. In both fights the former lightweight and welterweight champion started out strong, but faded down the stretch.

He announced his retirement following the loss to Diaz at UFC 137 this past October.

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