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About B.J. Penn
Jay Dee Penn III, professionally known as B.J Penn, is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is regarded as one of the greatest lightweight martial artists in history. He is also credited with being the first American to win a Gold Medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
He co-authored the book titled, Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge and wrote an autobiography titled, Why I Fight: The Belt is Just an Accessory in 2010.
His father is Jay Dee Penn and his mother is Loraine Shin. His older brothers are named Jay Dee Penn, Jay Dee Penn II and Reagan.
He was adjudged Lightweight Fighter of the Year (2003), Welterweight Fight of the Year (2004) and Fighter of the Year (2006) by MMA Fighting.
He was included in Fight! Magazine’s top five “2000s Fighters of the Decade”.
In 2015, he was inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame.
His nickname, “B.J”, is an abbreviation for Baby Jay.
He featured in the 2009 film, Never Surrender.
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B.J. Penn's Popularity
B.J. Penn is a famous American mixed martial artist, who was born on December 13, 1978. As a person born on this date, B.J. Penn is listed in our database as the 67th most popular celebrity for the day (December 13) and the 449th most popular for the year (1978).
People born on December 13 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. B.J. Penn is the 2235th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to B.J. Penn's birthday, B.J. Penn is the 15520th most famous American.
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