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Following the event, White said during a FUEL TV interview that he wanted and expected to see Penn hang up his gloves for good.
"He didn't say it tonight but I think BJ is probably going to
retire," White said. "I wouldn't mind seeing that. He came back with a
fire lit under him. Let me tell you what: That kid looked so good
tonight. Rory looked better than he ever looked. The body punches he
threw, you dont see punches like that in mixed martial arts. He really
put it to B.J. tonight.
"B.J. is a warrior," he continued. "Talk about a guy who doesn't give
up, doesn't quit, and just keeps coming. I have so much respect for
B.J. I always have, even though the good times and bad times. I‘d like
to see him retire. He’s got plenty of money, he's got a great family
that loves him, he's got babies, a beautiful wife ... He has nothing
left to prove to anybody, and everybody loves him. You heard the arena
here tonight. I'd like to see B.J. retire.