1. BJ Penn lands 66.7 percent of his takedown attempts in UFC lightweight competition, the best rate in divisional history.
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4. BJ Penn had his rightful place into the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2015 as his legacy was enshrined in the exclusive class' Modern Era wing, which recognizes fighters who turned professional on or after November 17, 2000 when the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were introduced to the sport.
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7. BJ Penn disclosed his usage of IV in the pre-fight drug test, which is prohibited by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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8. BJ Penn is a vocal advocate for drug testing in MMA and became one of the few prizefighters who took the initiative to introduce an independent body in the sport to coordinate and monitor the campaign against performance-enhancing drugs with the help of of Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
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14. BJ Penn often plays Hawaiian music during his walk-out entrances, a combination of Hawaii '78 into E Ala E, both performed by Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwoʻole as a tribute to his Hawaiian heritage and respect for his opponents, fans and the fight game.
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22. BJ Penn lost via unanimous decision after winning the first round by crisp boxing as well as mixing in a takedown against the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, but was unable to mount any significant offense or defense against Diaz's stand-up attack in the remaining two rounds.
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23. BJ Penn relocated his camp to Southern California in an effort to prepare for the bout.
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43. BJ Penn made a record three subsequent title defenses; defeating uncrowned champion Sean Sherk and challengers Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez before losing his title to Frankie Edgar in a disputed decision.
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