Former two-division UFC champion B.J. Penn was arrested late Saturday night following a altercation at the Four Season’s Hotel Maui. He was taken into custody after an incident involving a friend turned physical.
Initial details were few, but the above report from Hawaii News Now reveals more of the details that led to Penn turning on his friend, allegedly punching and kneeing him, fracturing his eye socket.
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.