B.J. has fought in eleven UFC title fights, is one of only two men in UFC history to win two titles in two different weight classes, and is the first fighter in UFC history to test himself in four different divisions. At “UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2”, B.J. became the first and, to date, only UFC Champion to challenge another UFC Champion for a chance at holding two belts simultaneously in two different divisions. B.J. is also the only man in UFC history to face seven different UFC Champions.
In 2009, B.J. was the UFC’s top pay-per-view draw and earned a gross revenue of $79.6 million U.S. dollars for the promotion. He was recognized by Hawaii’s “Star Bulletin” as the #4 most significant Hawaii sports figure of the decade in 2009 and was honored with “BJ PENN DAY” by Big Island Mayor, Billy Kenoi.