Pena is a member of Team "Sikjitsu" in Spokane, Wash., and while fight fans are left guessing what White is insinuating by his cryptic Tweet, deductive reasoning suggests that something must have gone terribly wrong at the gym for "The Venezuelan Vixen" for her to tear just about everything inside her knee.
UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa, who trains with the 24-year-old The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 winner, wanted to remove his name from any brewing controversy, thus adding to the question of how the injury actually happened.
@danawhite @VenezuelanVixen I hope you don't think I have any fault in this....#notguilty
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) January 30, 2014
In addition, Team Sikjitsu coach Rick Little sent White a response on Twitter:
@danawhite that gym handed u 2 ultimate fighters raised from teenagers created from scratch, there is a reason she destroyed evry1 in UFC
— Rick Little (@SIKJITSU) January 30, 2014
Pena was apparently the victim of her own enthusiasm, training three times a day and jumping into a mid-day grappling session without properly warming up. How that translated into a mangled knee is unclear at this time, but expect more facts to surface in the coming days.