MMA fighter BJ Penn arrested after altercation outside Maui bar

Jay Dee (a.k.a. BJ) Penn

Maui police are investigating an altercation Saturday night that involved mixed martial arts fighter BJ Penn.

At about 10 p.m., police said Penn and a 37-year-old man from Kahului were arguing outside Kauhale’s Bar in Kihei. The argument escalated into a physical altercation between Penn and the man.

The man sustained injuries and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Police arrested Penn just before 11 p.m. He was released around 12:18 a.m. Sunday pending further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.

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