TMZ reported Tuesday that Penn was involved in a fight during a visit to a night club in Pahoa. Footage of the alleged incident can be seen below:
Per TMZ, Penn was not arrested and there is reportedly no record of his arrest. MMA Fighting has reached out to authorities of Hawaii’s Puna District and will update this story as soon as a statement is made available.
In the clip, the subject alleged to be Penn can be seen in back mount on top of a shirtless figure, throwing punches as what appears to be security and staff attempt to pull him off.
Penn, 40, has been having a troubling 2019. This past April, his estranged girlfriend was granted a restraining order against him after accusations of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse arose. Penn was not arrested nor charged with a crime in relation to these accusations and he and his team vehemently denied the claims.
A former lightweight and welterweight world champion, Penn (16-14-2) competed at UFC 237 in May, losing a unanimous decision to Clay Guida. He has lost seven straight fights and has not recorded a win since November 2010.