An Interview with BJ Penn's Younger Brother: Reagan Penn [video]

August 26th, 2011
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Howzit gang! I know, a Friday post is rare from me, but this one's good. Let me know what you guys think! :)

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I first met Reagan Penn when I flew up to Hilo in May of 2009 to interview his famous brother, beloved MMA legend BJ Penn. We were meeting up at their other brother JD's house, and Reagan came by on his bicycle after a day at the gym.

Fast forward to today. Bruddah is preparing for one of the biggest weekends of his life when he will be making his professional fighting debut on one of the most anticipated MMA fight cards in recent Hawaii history as Pro Elite (re)debuts on Saturday, September 27th at the Neal Blaisdell Arena with a stacked card featuring former UFC stars Andrei Arlovski, Kendall Grove, Joe Riggs and Drew McFedries. The real story though, at least for true fight fans like myself, is the one surrounding Reagan Penn.

Prior to this, Reagan led a relatively modest but exciting life, supporting his brother BJ as he went on to capture UFC glory by winning both the Welterweight and Lightweight titles. This weekend, when Reagan faces an undefeated Paul Gardiner, he will step out his brother's shadow to work on creating his own legacy in the fight world.

Check out my quick interview with Reagan Penn on the story behind his name, his ground game, his fight this weekend and what's in store for his future... WAR Reagan!



Interview with Reagan Penn

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5 Responses to “An Interview with BJ Penn's Younger Brother: Reagan Penn [video]”

  1. carokun:

    Yay for Aloha Friday! And a post! :)


  2. pennfan:

    Go Reagan!


  3. Chicken Grease:

    Hope this guy can produce results. Took a while before they figured out who he would versus. We'll see if he can stand on his own. ;)


  4. mrbob:

    Auriiiite! Congratulations Reagan!


  5. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.carokun:
    Yay for Aloha Friday! And a post! :)

    Yay! Thanks for commenting c-chan! :)

    * 2.pennfan:
    Go Reagan!

    Auuuuriiite!

    * 3.Chicken Grease:
    Hope this guy can produce results. Took a while before they figured out who he would versus. We'll see if he can stand on his own. ;)

    He looked just like BJ. Ankle strikes, trapping arm, rear naked choke. Totally awesome!

    http://worldwideed.staradvertiserblogs.com/2011/08/27/updates-from-pro-elite-mma-live/

    * 4.mrbob:
    Aurite! Congratulations Reagan!

    Fo sho! Big things to come (hopefully)!