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Welcome to BJ Penn's island. (Don't worry, he won't hurt you . . . much.)
For the last decade, BJ Penn has been one of the most successful and feared fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). People have been quick to judge, praise, criticize, and hype him, trying to understand what makes him the provocative and controversial fighter that he is.
Why I Fight is the answer that critics, fans, commentators, and pundits have been waiting for. In his own words, Penn explains what led a scrappy teenager from the rough streets of Hilo, Hawaii, onto the biggest stage in all of mixed martial arts. In life, just like in the Octagon, he has never been one to back down from a fight.
A blunt and brutal look at his hardest-fought victories and his most frustrating defeats, Why I Fight is the story of how BJ Penn became one of only two fighters in UFC history to hold belts in two different weight classes. It is the story of a kid from Hawaii who loved to fight. It is the story of a true prodigy.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
BJ Penn is a former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion and is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In 2000, he became the first and only non-Brazilian-born winner of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the black belt category. Penn is only the second fighter (after Randy Couture) to win UFC titles in two different weight classes. He lives in Hilo, Hawaii.
Really enjoyed this book. B.J. is a straightforward writer and has a spectacularly interesting story about his rise in Mixed Martial arts. Read morePublished 19 days ago by S. Garsson
a great book, enjoyed every moment i read. funny to say we have similar backgrounds hehehe.Published 3 months ago by Fawaz Mohammad
This book gives a great amount of insight to the goings-on behind some of BJ's most famous career highlights. Read morePublished 8 months ago by movingwordsandimages
I always knew BJ was a legend, but in his book, he really lets you inside his head and you realize what a badass warrior the guy truly is. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A. Toepel
Bought it just for his story on BJJ and how he came up but just when I thought I knew all about his mma career I didn't. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ari Gold