Heroes never die, they just get busted for USADA violations until they fade away.
Such is the case with BJ Penn, the legendary Hawaiian scrapper who retired after looking like utter crap against Frankie Edgar a while back, but was supposed to return at UFC 199 against Cole Miller.
That is, until he got busted for using an IV, which is a USADA violation.
As per a UFC statement:
“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 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.”
Well, that sucks.