Below is the UFC statement regarding BJ Penn:
“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.”
Earlier this week a former staff writer, Pedro Alex Carrasco, for the BJ Penn news site claimed Penn is a cocaine addict who sexually abused Carrasco’s girlfriend. In a serious of tweets Carrasco wrote:
“Tired of seeing this pervert BJ Penn in the news. Dude’s a cocaine addict, who sexually assaulted my Playboy model GF, and I have proof. Worked with that scumbag for almost 10yrs, lived next door to him. He’s had a Coke problem since he was a kid. Came to my home when I wasn’t there and forced himself on my girl, pulled her clothes off, then blamed me, said I looked at his GF ass. Needless to say I’m no longer with http://Bjpenn.com . I know all his dirty secrets the stupid asshole. Doesn’t deserve to fight again.”