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B.J. Penn

Penn was born to Jay Dee Penn, an Irish American and Loraine Shin, a third generation Korean-American. At the age of seventeen, Penn began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after being introduced to it by his neighbor, Tom Callos. Callos had put up fliers in local gyms looking for people to train with, and B.J.'s father Jay Dee Penn had called ... See full bio »

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UFC 80: Rapid Fire
UFC 84: Ill Will
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn
Renzo Gracie: Legacy


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