Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will make his return to the Octagon in a featherweight showdown opposite Dennis Siver at the upcoming UFC 199 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for June 4, 2016 inside The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
About those allegations of sexual assault?
“We have taken a look at the available facts, which aren’t too substantial, and there are two stories of what happened,” Lawrence Epstein, UFC’s chief operating officer told Yahoo! Sports. “To date, there has no action at all taken by any law enforcement agency. We decided to allow B.J. to fight. However, we are going to continue to monitor to the situation. If new information, more information, becomes available to us, obviously, we reserve the right to reevaluate.”
Penn (16-10-2) briefly retired after his technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar in July 2014. It was his third straight defeat and “The Prodigy” has just one win since 2009. Siver (22-11, 1 NC), meanwhile, is coming off consecutive losses to Conor McGregor and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
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