UFC Issues Statement on Alleged B.J. Penn Situation

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 18, 2016
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released a statement Thursday morning after a police report was filed in regards to an alleged incident involving B.J. Penn and a 29-year-old female.

“UFC is aware of the recent allegations made against BJ Penn. The organization requires all athletes who compete in the UFC to act in an ethical and responsible manner, as detailed in the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC will not tolerate violations of the policy. Every athlete is deserving of proper review and this situation, as with any serious allegation, will be investigated by an independent party and thoroughly reviewed by the UFC.

The UFC organization will also cooperate with any law enforcement investigation. In light of the serious allegations, UFC has postponed plans to book Penn for an upcoming bout until more details are determined.

UFC holds athletes who compete in the organization to the highest standard and will continue to take appropriate action, if and when warranted. It is important to note that Penn is considered innocent until proven guilty and UFC is not prejudging this matter.”

Sherdog.com will have more on this situation as information becomes available.


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