BJ Penn is officially off of the UFC 132 card, according to a report on MMAJunkie.com. The former multi-division champion has opted to return to the cage at a later date, and the UFC is not currently looking for an opponent for him.
According to another report on MMAFighting.com, Penn has suffered an undisclosed injury which is preventing him from fighting on the card.
“The Prodigy” was originally slated to rematch Jon Fitch at the event, however Fitch had to withdraw from the bout due to a shoulder injury suffered in training.
Penn fought Fitch to a majority draw in February in Penn’s second fight back at 170lbs. since losing his lightweight title to Frankie Edgar.
UFC 132 is scheduled to take place on July 2nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a UFC bantamweight title bout between champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Urijah Faber.