UFC had hoped for stadium event in Hawaii with B.J. Penn in main eventPosted on February 8, 2012, 10:05 PM by Trent Reinsmith
BJ Penn, a legend in the world of mixed martial arts hails from Hawaii, and yet he has never competed in his home state while under contract with the UFC. In fact, the UFC has never held an event in Hawaii; something that UFC president Dana White had hoped would change in the not too distant future.
It seems as if the UFC was looking into heading to Hawaii and making a huge go of things, “I was kind of hoping to go to Hawaii again and do a B.J. (Penn) fight at the Aloha Bowl, but B.J. wants to take some time off. He’s going to relax for a while.” White then stated that the plan was still to visit the state, “We’re coming regardless, but that was the fight I really wanted to do there.” – for more see MMAWeekly.com.
The Aloha Bowl, if filled to capacity for the event, could have rivaled the record attendance the UFC pulled in for UFC 129, which was held in Toronto’s Rogers Centre and brought in a crowd of 55,724.
What do you think LowKick’ers, should BJ come back to headline a stadium event in Hawaii?
Photo: BJ Penn, right, fights Kenny Florian during UFC 101 at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Francis Specker