Things have not been in favour of BJ Penn ever since his videos leaked and Dana White is not happy about it. It was not Penn’s first issue outside of the ring this year. He has been pretty much under the heat for some time now.
Penn as a UFC hall of famer saw his girlfriend granted a restraining order against him for physical, verbal and sexual abuse, this prompted White to publically say that Penn will not fight Lentz in the Octagon in May.
“He won’t fight again,” White told ESPN. “That’s it. It’s a wrap.”
White put in a heart felt word for Penn saying, “It’s not even that this was the last straw, I didn’t love him continuing to fight anyway, but we having the relationship that he and I have and he’s getting me on the phone, begging me for another fight, begging me for another opportunity, it’s hard for me to turn him down, but after what I saw on that video, B.J. needs to focus on his personal life and get himself together before he thinks about fighting again”
“Listen, I don’t wanna sit here on TV and pick B.J. apart on his life or whatever. I think that we all know what B.J. Penn needs to do and hopefully B.J. Penn knows what B.J. Penn needs to do. Not gonna sit here like I’m his father or I’m some guy who’s above him and pointing the finger at B.J. and B.J. needs to do this and that. What I saw in that video was sad. I love the kid and I hope he gets his life together.”