Penn, who is going through a custody battle at the moment, says that he got a lot of flack from those involved in said battle after the brawl.
“Just to begin with, there was another video posted on TMZ of me holding somebody on the ground,” Penn told TSN. “From that—because I’m in the middle of a custody case right now—I got a lot of slack already from the custody evaluator, from their lawyer, of course, from my lawyer. So the last thing that I’m looking to do—yeah, because everybody was saying that I held down a bouncer, but it wasn’t a bouncer or anything like that. It’s just something happened and I had to protect myself and hold a guy on the ground. So the last thing I want to do is get into any type of trouble. My custody case, me seeing my kids depends on all this stuff. It’s just really strange how things just happen and you never see this kind of stuff. But here I am in a custody case and this happened twice.”
Another thing that Penn isn’t interested in is creating more chaos in an already chaotic personal life.
“The last thing I’m trying to do is trying to look to go out into a fight,” Penn said. “Ask anybody who knows me, I’m not the first guy to go around and just start pushing people. I’m an older guy too and I just want to enjoy my life and I was thinking today, driving around, why don’t I have two bodyguards on the sides of me at all times just making sure it’s impossible I can get into any trouble. I was thinking that all morning. I just have so much things going on, my last fight I’m supposed to be taking care of, I’m jumping into training camp right now, and just a lot of things. A lot of things going on, a lot of things in the mind right now.”
Nik Lentz and Penn are expected to fight sometime in the future, it is unknown if the recent bar room brawl will have any affect on that.