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Confirmed: BJ Penn arrested by Kihei PD (Maui County) following hotel scuffle

Bloody Elbow has confirmed with the Kihei Police Department that former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn was arrested early yesterday morning following an alleged drunken skirmish with friend.

Earlier today, Maui online news site released a report that former UFC lightweight champion and crowd favorite, B.J. Penn, had been arrested late Saturday night after an altercation between him and one of his friends. Sources say that the scuffle took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Maui and that, when police responded to the call, they encountered "an inebriated Penn."

Bloody Elbow spoke to the Maui County Police Department and was informed that Penn was indeed arrested. They were unable to provide further details other than the fact that he has already been released.

We also contacted a management official at the Four Seasons Hotel who declined to comment, citing privacy issues.

Finally, we reached out to several people believed to be associated with Penn's camp as well as the editor-in-chief of his website, Pedro Carrasco, who at the time of this posting has not replied back to our inquiries.

Bloody Elbow will keep our readers updated on this story as more information becomes available.

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