Report: B.J. Penn Arrested in Hawaii After Altercation with Friend at Maui Hotel

By Staff Jan 19, 2015
Retired fighter B.J. Penn was reportedly involved in a skirmish on Saturday. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Former UFC champion B.J. Penn was reportedly arrested in his home state of Hawaii over the weekend. reports that Penn, 36, was placed under arrest Saturday after police were called to his room at Four Seasons Hotel Maui in Wailea, Hawaii. According to the report, police “encountered an inebriated Penn” who had been involved in a fight with a friend.

According to a report from, Maui County Police Department officials Monday stated that Penn was arrested and has already been released from custody.

Penn retired from MMA in July following his third loss to Frankie Edgar at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” Finale. “The Prodigy” held both the UFC welterweight and lightweight titles over the course of his 13-year career.


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