Alex Caceres replaces BJ Penn, faces Cole Miller at UFC 199

Former "Ultimate Fighter" stand out Alex Caceres has stepped in to replace BJ Penn at UFC 199 and he will now face Cole Miller on the card on June 4 from Inglewood, Calif.UFC officials confirmed the fight to FOX Sports on Wednesday.Caceres accepts the fight after Penn was pulled from the card just days ago following a potential anti-doping infraction where the UFC Hall of Famer admitted...
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Following USADA violation, BJ Penn axed from UFC 199

BJ Penn, the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champ, was scheduled to come out of retirement on June 4th at UFC 199 in California. Penn was scheduled to return to the octagon in a featherweight bout against Cole Miller. However, the former champ will no longer be making his return on June 4th following an IV violation. Penn admitted to the United States Anti-Doping Agency...
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BJ Penn vows to return after anti-doping punishment is finished

BJ Penn's comeback has been a rocky road since he announced that he was coming out of retirement to fight in the UFC once again.First Penn faced allegations of assault against an ex-employee's girlfriend, although charges were never filed and an investigation done by the UFC allowed him to return to work where he booked his next fight.This latest incident involved an IV treatment...
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BJ Penn removed from UFC 199 for potential USADA violation

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn will have to wait for his return to the Octagon. Originally slated to return to the cage against Cole Miller at UFC 199 next month, Penn has been pulled from the bout for a potential anti-doping violation. The news surfaced late Monday night. According to FOX Sports, Penn “disclosed the use of a prohibited IV during an out-of-competition drug test from...
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BJ Penn pulled from UFC fight due to ‘potential’ violation

That BJ Penn’s potential comeback fight is being scuttled should not come as a surprise. The guy is 37, hadn’t fought since 2014, and has been under investigation for alleged sexual assault. There was a lot going against him. But the reason for Penn’s comeback fight being put on hold is quite interesting. Penn is under suspension by USADA — the US Anti-Doping Agency, which...
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BJ Penn Suspended, Pulled From UFC 199 For Illegal IV Use

BJ Penn’s (pictured) return to mixed martial arts will have to wait for another day. On Monday, the UFC announced they were informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the company the UFC hired last July to conduct year-round drug tests on their entire roster, that Penn revealed to them during a random, out-of-competition screening that he had illegally used an IV. As a result...
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BJ Penn pulled from UFC 199, fight with Cole Miller cancelled

BJ Penn's return to action will have to wait even longer. The UFC Hall of Famer was provisionally suspended on Monday after he disclosed the use of a prohibited IV during an out-of-competition drug test from March.Penn was scheduled to face Cole Miller at UFC 199 but the fight has now been cancelled and pulled off the card completely."The UFC organization was notified today that...
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BJ Penn Now Fights Cole Miller At UFC 199

After an undisclosed injury forced Dennis Siver out of his UFC 199 scrap against recently un-retired (again x 3) BJ Penn, Cole Miller (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute in the June 4 event. The announcement was made on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” Miller hasn’t won a fight since submitting Sam Sicilia in January 2014. After dropping a unanimous decision...
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BJ Penn Needs New Opponent At UFC 199

BJ Penn (pictured) is in need of a new dance partner after an undisclosed injury forced Dennis Siver out of their UFC 199 matchup. first reported the news, although UFC officials have yet to confirm Siver’s injury. With 24 days remaining until showtime, it is likely the UFC will keep Penn in the lineup against a new opponent. Penn is coming out of retirement for the...
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BJ Penn: It is an honor to fight again

Former two-division champion BJ Penn is set to return to the cage in June against Dennis Siver after coming out of retirement. Though the German striker may not have Penn's resume, "The Prodigy" isn't taking him lightly."He's just a guy, and a tough guy at that. that's what Dennis represents for us, right now," Penn told MMAFighting, recently."In no way is this an easy fight. In...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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