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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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Known For

UFC 80: Rapid Fire
(2008)
UFC 84: Ill Will
(2008)
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn
(2006)
Renzo Gracie: Legacy
(2008)

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 2013 The Roots of Fight (TV Series)
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

'The Prodigy' B.J. Penn

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Attended Hilo High School in Hilo, Hawaii. See more »

Nickname:

The Prodigy

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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