TUF 19 Finale in Tweets: Pros react to Frankie Edgar's TKO victory, BJ Penn's retirement, more

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

B.J. Penn entered The Ultimate Fighter 19 yearning for a storybook finale to his already fabled fighting career. By the end though, his last act was simply another cruel reminder that the young devour the old in this unforgiving sport, and Father Time waits for no man, regardless of how celebrated or decorated they may be.

For the third time in as many tries, Penn fell short to Frankie Edgar on Sunday night. The weight class may have changed, and the stakes may have lessened, but this ending was no more merciful. A vicious third-round TKO, a cruel fate for the man we once dubbed "The Prodigy." Edgar not only dominated... most telling of all, he made Penn look old.

And so, for the last time (hopefully), we say thank you and goodbye to B.J. Penn, the brash Hawaiian kid who so often seemed so otherworldly, toppling early day giants with implausible and ferocious ease, both astounding and occasionally confounding, but never leaving any question about his place among the legends of mixed martial arts.

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