BJ Penn originally known as Jay Dee Penn is an American mixed martial artist as well as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professional.
BJ Penn Net Worth $22 Million
BJ as he’s referred to frequently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the sole non-Brazilian to actually win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He is a black belt. In mixed martial arts, the black has competed in several classes, specifically lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. He prides in being just the second fighter to have managed to win titles in two different weight classes — Penn is the UFC Lightweight Champion and also the UFC Welterweight Champion.
Jay Dee Penn has some other nicknames too, like The Prodigy, and Baby Jay. BJ is really the shortened model of Baby Jay. Jay Dee is the youngest of four brothers. Interestingly, Penn’s father named three of his four children as Jay Dee to prevent confusion, they were called, Jay, Jay Dee and Baby Jay. Penn remained undefeated for over 8 years as he broke several UFC Lightweight division records. Penn is famous for his interest to fight the greatest and also the most gifted people. He simply adores competition. The crowd obviously adores it too. BJ has fought in several different sections, he has fought in 11 UFC lightweight and welterweight championships. Dana White, the President of UFC believes that Penn has contributed significantly to making the UFC so popular.
Penn was trained by Rudy Valentino, he has travelled to nearly all of Korea as his mother Korean. Penn has a stable girlfriend, Shealen Uaiwa.