<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=445750" target="_blank"> Twitter reacts to BJ Penn retirement </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=445750" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=70&q=75&x=36&y=14&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=bj-penn-07-07-2014-9-35-24-499.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>BJ Penn retired last night, after losing via ref stoppage to Frankie Edgar. A champion in two weight divisions, capable even of fighting in divisions as high as 205, and vs. Lyoto Machida, Penn is a lock for the UFC Hall of Fame.</p>
There was an outpouring of congratulations for "The Prodigy" from across the sport, via Twitter.
Pat Miletich @patmiletich
@bjpenndotcom Big, tall, fat or small. BJ, fought them all. You were amazing to watch all those years, brother.
Cole Miller @colemillerATT
I tell everyone @bjpenndotcom is my favorite fighter of all time. Thanks for being a martial artist and speaking out agains steroids!
Tyson Griffin @TysonGriffin
Hats off to you @bjpenndotcom it's been a pleasure watching you fight over the years! You'll always be #1 P4P in my book!
Big John McCarthy @JohnMcCarthyMMA
@bjpenndotcom it always has to end somewhere, so if this is the end I wanted to let you know it was always an honor 2 share the cage with u
Ed Soares @edblackhouse
Thank you @bjpenndotcom for all the memories in the octagon!!! One of the greatest!!! #HALLOFFAME
Gray Maynard @GrayMaynard
2004: went to help @bjpenndotcom w/ wrestling in HI. But he was the one to help me open my eyes to the beauty of fighting.Thank u BJ! Legend
Robert Whiteford UFC @Flyinjudoka
Birds fly, fish swim and I fight, class act @bjpenndotcom
Joe Lauzon @JoeLauzon
#Depression has set in. Still proud of my brother @bjpenndotcom.
Las Vegas Fight Shop @LVFightShop
Thank you @bjpenndotcom for all the great years. He truely showed the world what the word "scrap" meant. Hall Of Fame bound! #TUF19Finale
"This is the end"- @bjpenndotcom A legend leaves the Octagon tonight. You are a legend to this sport, BJ
Mike DOLCE @TheDolceDiet
WE LOVE YOU #BJPenn!!!
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