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Former UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn doesn’t know if he will retire from MMA competition again.

Penn was last seen in action back in May 2019. He suffered a submission loss to Ryan Hall. “The Prodigy” was booked to take on Nik Lentz later on but UFC president Dana White decided not to put Penn in future bouts after footage surfaced of a brawl in Hawaii.

B.J. Penn Hasn’t Decided If He Will Keep Fighting

Speaking to fans during an Instagram live chat, Penn revealed that he’s unsure if he will continue to fight (via

“It takes a lot of work,” Penn said on a recent Instagram Live chat with longtime coach Jason Parillo. “It takes too much. Too much (expletive) work. At this age, it just takes too much (expletive) work. You never know what’s going to happen, but it takes so much work.”