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Rory MacDonald Suffers Major Cut in Training, Out of UFC 152 Fight With Penn

(Photo courtesy of @Rory_MacDonald)

Depending on what type of BJ Penn fan you are, the following news is either unfortunate or great – Rory MacDonald has pulled out of his UFC 152 fight with Penn due to a cut he’s sustained in training. The young Canadian has received more than forty stitches, according to MMA Weekly, and is not allowed to have any contact for a month.

No doubt that all MacDonald fans are bummed their guy will have to wait a bit longer before he can fight again but we can imagine a certain non-foaming-at-the-mouth type of Penn fan that is perfectly fine with their fighter not coming out of retirement after being pummeled by Nick Diaz last year to face the division’s strongest-looking prospect.

UFC President Dana White told MMA Weekly the news before he says he even told Penn, Saturday night. But it appears that the former two-division champion took to his @BJPennDotCom Twitter account later to express his displeasure at the development and taunt MacDonald.

“@Rory_MacDonald , with all due respect you challenged me to come out of retirement and I accepted. Then, you back out of the fight!

Now you want to put our fight off for two-more-months, but this fight should happen as soon as the cut heals. 10-weeks from now is plenty of time. Let’s fight on Oct. 13th, that’s more than reasonable,” a recent tweet reads.

What do you say, nation? Do you want Penn to fight someone else since mini-GSP is out or do you want him to wait for MacDonald to heal?

- Elias Cepeda

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jasonmoles- August 9, 2012 at 8:05 am
Snitches get stitches.
wilkin- August 8, 2012 at 3:16 am
as Eddie implied I'm blown away that a person able to profit $7977 in four weeks on the internet. did you look at this site
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- August 7, 2012 at 8:24 am
With all due respect Rory, and I mean all due respect, I did not know that you had, had a surgery where you had your balls removed
HEY- August 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Sheeeeeit. Tough to imagine Penn NOT getting smashed to pieces in this one, but still... Sheeeeeit
The Fresh One- August 6, 2012 at 11:11 am
I think Rory should fight him even with the eye-vagina. It would at least give BJ snowballs chance.
The Fresh One- August 6, 2012 at 11:04 am
Alan K- August 6, 2012 at 8:34 am
Rory MacDonald has a farm, E-I-E-I-Oh I just cut myself cancel the fight.
Clyde- August 6, 2012 at 5:16 am
"with all due respect" is a dubious disclaimer at best. Although I think MacDonald takes it even without a full camp, it's still the smart move to heal up and train properly.
Dizzylittlelord- August 6, 2012 at 12:39 am
i am that penn fan, didnt realise i was that much of a cunt
The12ozCurls- August 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Ah dammit. I hope they keep the fight - just push it back. Hell, put it on the GSP vs Condit card and make it really uncomfortable for the 2 training partners after both win impressively.
RwilsonR- August 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Wait... BJ is whining and complaining? Get out of here! Next your gonna tell me that Nick Diaz has a generally sour attitude.
RearNakedSpoon- August 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Penn's been running his mouth too much for this fight not to happen. Sucks that we can't enjoy the MacDonald wrecking machine every week.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm
No, this is good. Now BJ can take a reasonable amount of time to cut the 50lbs he put on doing sumo while he was retired so that he can make welterweight. Fool was looking like Anthony Johnson's mini-me.
paperplane- August 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Re schedule it to the Montreal card.