One week ago welterweight contender Jon Fitch was forced out of a UFC 132 scheduled rematch with B.J. Penn due to a shoulder injury.
Now, B.J. Penn has also withdrawn from the card scheduled for July 2 in Las Vegas.
Penn has cited a shoulder injury as his reason for pulling out of the event. The former champ said he hurt it prior his February bout with Fitch at UFC 127, then hurt it even worse during the fight.
After the Fitch fight he tried to train but said every time he trained it became really inflamed to the point he could not move it. He had an MRI done on the shoulder but wants to keep the results private.
Penn plans to give his shoulder six to eight weeks of rest and will then either take the fight with Fitch or a new opponent if the UFC has someone else in mind.
UFC 132, which will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and air LIVE on Pay-Per-View, will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight with Dominick Cruz defending his crown against former featherweight champ Urijah Faber.
UPDATED: 4-8-11 (2:30 p.m. CT) Penn gives shoulder injury as reason for pulling out of UFC 132.