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B.J. Penn to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame



rp_UFC-107-BJ-Penn-Training-1-300x200.jpgTwo division UFC champion B.J. Penn has been announced as the final inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The announcement took place just moments ago during the FOX Sports 1 preliminary portion of UFC 187 following the welterweight tilt between Dong Hyun Kim and Josh Burkman.

Penn will be inducted into the “Modern Wing” of the Hall of Fame on July 11th ahead of UFC 189 ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’. Penn retired from MMA last July following his third loss to Frankie Edgar after a coaching stint on TUF 19. The legacy Penn left in the Octagon is one that simply will not be duplicated. Fight Booth will provide a full retrospective on the career of B.J. Penn leading up to July 11th. For now – enjoy this video.

Here is the full UFC HOF Class of 2015:

• Contributors Wing Inductee: Jeff Blatnick
• Fight Wing Inductee: Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II
• Pioneers Era Wing: Bas Rutten
• Modern Era Wing: B.J. Penn