UFC fans everywhere will have to once again wait for the return of 'The Prodigy', BJ Penn. Penn will no longer be the headliner for the October 15th Philippines card, and it is unclear right now if the UFC will be able to replace Penn for the main event, and we will have to wait and see if Ricardo Lamas will have a new opponent.
The BJ Penn comeback tour has been delayed once again, the third setback in the last year. Penn was first suspended for 6-months for the use illegal use of an IV, and then was being investigated by Hawaiian Police for a sexual assault charge, and now an injury. Penn has not fought since his 2014 loss to Frankie Edgar, and has been working towards a comeback for the past year or so.
Penn is a UFC Hall-of-Famer, and is one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists ever, holding belts at 155 & 170 pounds (not simultaneously; one of two men to ever hold 2 belts [Randy Couture]). He has been in some of the greatest fights in UFC history, and has always been a superstar, but with yet again another setback, it is hard to tell whether the 37-year old fighter will ever be able to make it back into the octagon, let alone the top of the ranks.
I personally would like to see BJ Penn make a strong comeback, and hopefully this injury isn't major, and we will get to see the 'Prodigy' once again in 2016.