How rich is BJ Penn?
BJ Penn Net Worth:
BJ Penn Net Worth:
BJ Penn Net Worth $22 Million
Jay Dee Penn was produced on December 13, 1978 in Kailua, Hawaii. Penn is the initial American to ever win the gold medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. After growing up in Hawaii, Penn became interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when a neighbor opened up a gym and began training him. Soon afterwards, Penn chose to move to San Jose, California to begin training full time. Only weeks later Penn became the very first non-Brazilian to win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Brazil. His achievement and stature in martial arts eventually led him to join mixed-martial arts which was beginning to have widespread popularity in America in 2001. Penn debuted in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) event in 2001 with a triumph and had early accomplishment before losing a decision in his first tournament fight. In 2003 he would win his first championship as a lightweight division in K-1. Penn would win his first UFC crown at UFC 46 in the welterweight division, in one of the biggest upset in the history when he beat Matt Hughes.
After signing to fight exclusively for a Japanese league and falling out of favor with UFC — including some legal challenges — Penn came back to the UFC in 2006, losing to Georges St. Pierre in UFC 58, although many thought he won the fight. Next up was a rematch with Hughes that Penn lost after getting injured in the 2nd round. Hughes would then move up to the lightweight division and win a championship after an impressive victory over Joe Stevenson at UFC 80. He became just the 2nd fighter in UFC history to win titles in two weight divisions. After losing a rematch with St. Pierre he’d return as lightweight champions in 2009 and continued to fight until 2011 when he declared his retirement. Penn has trained on two episodes of The Ultimate Fighter television show and wrote an autobiography. He’s widely regarded among the best MMA fighters in history. Penn has two daughters with longtime girlfriend Shealen Uaiwa.
BJ Penn originally called Jay Dee Penn is an American mixed martial artist and also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. His current estimated net worth stands at $22 million. BJ as he is referred to often competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s the only non-Brazilian to really win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He’s a black belt. In mixed martial arts, the black has competed in many kinds, specifically lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. The black prides in being simply the second combatant to have managed to win titles in two weight classes — Penn is the UFC Lightweight Champion and also the UFC Welterweight Champion.
Penn remained undefeated for over 8 years as he broke several UFC Lightweight division records. Penn is well-known for his interest to fight the finest and the most talented individuals. He simply loves competition. The audience clearly adores it too. BJ has fought in many different sections, he has fought in 11 UFC lightweight and welterweight titles. Dana White, the President of UFC feels that Penn has contributed significantly to making the UFC so popular. Jay Dee Penn has some other nicknames also, such as The Prodigy, and Baby Jay. BJ is really the shortened version of Baby Jay. Interestingly, Penn’s dad named three of his four children as Jay Dee to prevent confusion, they were called, Jay, Jay Dee and Baby Jay. Penn was trained by Rudy Valentino, he’s travelled to nearly all of Korea as his mother Korean. Penn has a stable girlfriend, Shealen Uaiwa. They were born in 2008 and 2012.
|Birth date:||December 13, 1978,|
|Birth place:||Kailua, Hawaii,  U.S.|
|Profession:||Mixed martial artist,|
|Education:||Hilo High School|
|Partner:||Shealen Uaiwa, Shealen Uaiwa|
|Children:||Kulia Penn, Aeva Lili’u Penn|
|Parents:||Loraine Shin, Jay Dee Penn|
|Siblings:||Reagan Penn, Jay Penn, Jay Dee Penn|
|Awards:||World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the UFC Welterweight Championship, the UFC Lightweight Championship,|
|Movies:||Never Surrender, UFC 94, UFC 84, UFC 80: Rapid Fire, BJ Penn: 90 Days, UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez, UFC 58: USA vs. Canada, UFC 101: Declaration: Penn vs. Florian, UFC 112: Invincible: Silva vs. Maia|
|Google+:||ufc.com › Fighters|
|MySpace:||ufc.com › Fighters|