Last night, Hilo’s own BJ Penn got beaten down at UFC on FOX to Rory McDonald.
According to MMAFighting he was taken to the hospital after the fight:
…The former two-division champion was routed by Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5, a beating so physically taxing that Penn had to be transported to a Seattle area hospital for observation, according to UFC officials…
The article then goes on to say that UFC Promoter Dana White wants him to retire:
…Following the event, White said during a FUEL TV interview that he wanted and expected to see Penn hang up his gloves for good.
“He didn’t say it tonight but I think BJ is probably going to retire,” White said. “I wouldn’t mind seeing that…
I actually expected him to retire after his last fight and it seems like he’s really taken a beating in the last years of his career losing only winning 1 of his last 6 fights!
Here are the results of a poll that I took back in August of 2010 asking whether BJ Penn should retire or not: