UFC releases statement on BJ Penn being pulled from UFC 199 for USADA IV violation

BJ 'The Prodigy' Penn

Late Monday, BJPENN.COM learned that UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn was pulled from his UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller after his admitted use of an IV to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

The UFC gave the following statement regarding Penn’s USADA IV violation:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed BJ Penn of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.

Penn voluntarily disclosed the usage of a prohibited method – the use of an IV in excess of 50 ML in a six-hour period – during a March 25, 2016, out-of-competition sample collection.

In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Penn has received a provisional suspension, and has been removed from his scheduled bout against Cole Miller on June 4 in Los Angeles.

“UFC will announce a replacement opponent for Miller shortly, and additional information will be provided by USADA and UFC at the appropriate time as the process involving Penn moves forward.”

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