Two years ago, BJ Penn punched a cop outside of a bar in Hawaii. Today, he got off with 1 year probation and a $2000 fine. Terms of the probation include Pineapple Penn not being able to leave the US, but the judge gave special permission for Penn to fight in England for the LW title.
Oh boy, wouldn’t it have been awesome if Penn hadn’t been allowed to fight in the UK? That would have fucked things up for good and confirmed that there’s a voodoo curse on the UFC’s lightweight division.