Former two-division UFC champion B.J. Penn was arrested late Saturday night following a altercation at the Four Season’s Hotel Maui. MauiWatch.com first reported the news and the Maui County Police Department confirmed that Penn had been taken into custody after an incident involving Penn and a friend turned physical.
Alcohol is believed be have been a factor in the incident. According to the report, police responded to a call at the Four Season’s Hotel and encountered “an inebriated Penn” in his hotel room. He was arrested and has since been released.
The 36-year old Penn retired from mixed martial arts following his third loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in July 2014. While in his prime, Penn captured both the UFC welterweight and lightweight titles. He coached two season of The Ultimate Fighter. Known for his willingness to fight anyone at any weight, Penn competed in five different weight classes throughout his storied career.