BJ Penn Officially Released From UFC

After multiple losses, numerous bar fights, and an on-going legal issue with his ex-partner, the UFC has released former champion and Hall of Famer BJ Penn.

The move announced on Thursday night via Kevin Iole, ends Penn’s nearly two-decade run with the organization that has seen him go from one of the best fighters to one of the organization’s most problematic, since returning from a brief retirement.

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UFC President Dana White made it clear following Penn’s most recent bar fight with an acquaintance that the former middleweight champion was no longer welcomed inside the Octagon, killing a potential fight with former training partner Nik Lentz.


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