BJ Penn Pulled from UFC 199

BJ Penn’s storied career continues to be on a parade of getting itself tarnished. Even thought he retired from fighting at a 1-5 streak with his only win coming over the retiring Matt Hughes, he decided to one back to attempt and prove he still had what it takes.

His first attempt at coming back was hit with domestic violence charges stemming from his site runner at BJPenn.com saying penn had an altercation. The UFC investigated and found BJ to not be at fault. Then the UFC lined up for a fight at UFC 199 against another elder statesman in the UFC’s featherweight division when he was set to take on Dennis Siver. The Siver fell out of the bout with an injury and Cole Miller stepped up on short notice to take the bout.

Penn looked set to make a return to the Octagon and had even been training at Greg Jackson’s gym extensively for the return. Now, it looks like his return has been delayed indefinitely due to a violation of the USADA and UFC anti-doping policy. While it as not severe as say missing a banned substance, Penn did make use of more than the allowed use of IVs. Even though IVs have been banned of weight cuts, they have been banned in and out of competition and Penn violated this in March of this year which somehow affects his fight in June. One has to wonder at the age of 37 and with this recent set back if Penn will ever make that comeback at all.

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