BJ Penn has Been Released from the UFC
For about a month now, fans were wondering what would happen to BJ Penn due to his many troubles with the law. Made official today, Penn was formally released from the UFC via Dana White. Breaking the news was reporter Kevin Iole, who spoke with Dana White and released the news via Twitter.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 26, 2019
Penn’s Legal Issues
Penn has been linked to a host of videos where he was seen participating in street fights with civilians. Furthermore, the released videos of Penn show him in multiple altercations on several occasions outside of bars in Hawaii. Footage of the events was captured by TMZ for the public to consume.
Along with the bar fights, Penn is also currently in the midst of a domestic violence case.
Penn’s former partner Shealen Uaiwa filed a restraining order against him in October 2018.
Uaiwa stated in the order that Penn threatened to kick her mother out of their home with extremely abusive language. She also stated that Penn said that he would kill her family members, and also wrestled her down to the ground in front of their children.
In the restraining order, Uaiwa alluded to Penn’s long-time drug abuse, verbal abuse, and even physical and sexual abuse. She covered a few incidents that happened from October 7th to October 10th, documenting that these were only the recent events and not the majority.
Will Penn Ever Fight Again
Before the Penn release, BJ was scheduled to face Nik Lentz in November at UFC. Now that Penn has been released from the UFC, fans can only wonder if they will ever see BJ compete in MMA ever again. For many, some think that would be in his best interests. Others believe that Penn has a chance to win quality fights in promotions such as Bellator, Rizin, or ONE Championship.
What do fans think of the release of The Prodigy? Should he try to take his talent elsewhere? Or, should he deal with all of his legal battles and try to work on rectifying his past?
Let us know in the comments below.