Street Fighting Man Set For UFC Return
Even though B.J. Penn has been caught on camera twice in as many months getting into street fights outside of bars and strip clubs, the UFC Hall of Famer is still near a deal to fight later this year.
Penn, who has been embroiled in scandal for most of this recent comeback attempt, was engaged in a street fight in his native Hawaii last week, where a local rival of his knocked him out before Penn would exact revenge.
Speaking with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, Penn allegedly “cleared the air” on various issues, the first of which is his return to the Octagon.
I had the opportunity to chat with @bjpenndotcom for about 30 minutes today and he cleared the air on a lot of things.
For starters, Penn is still hoping to face Nik Lentz, but not in Boston this October as Lentz mentioned. He is working with the UFC on a November date.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 3, 2019
Penn and former training partner and rival Nik Lentz are scheduled to fight in November, but nothing is officially signed yet.
Lentz, who has publicly slammed Penn’s behavior, has offered the former lightweight champion a place in his Florida home to let him get away from the issues that plague him in Hawaii, where Penn has been in numerous street brawls and is embroiled in a custody battle with his ex-partner. She claims Penn committed abuse on her and exposed their children to his drug use.