B.J. Penn's comeback has been delayed ... again.
Penn has been forced to withdraw from next week's main event fight against Ricardo Lamas in the Philippines, MMA Fighting has confirmed. MMA Junkie first reported the news on Tuesday. The fight was scheduled for Oct. 15.
The UFC is currently seeking a replacement for Penn against Lamas. This now marks the fourth time since Penn announced his return to MMA earlier this year that his comeback fight has been delayed.
Most notable was his six-month suspension from USADA after he disclosed the use of an IV infusion in excess of 50 mL in a six-hour period during an out-of-competition drug test taken on March 25. The suspension comes to an end on Sept. 25.
The 37-year-old Penn (16-10-2) has not fought since 2014 and hasn't won since 2010.