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[VIDEO] Full Replay of The Excellent UFC on FOX 5 Featurette “Road to the Octagon”


(“Why must we have to wait until February for the next episode of The Walking Dead? WHY?!”)¬†

If their backstories are any indication of how they will perform, then Rory MacDonald best prepare himself for hell against B.J. Penn come Saturday night. Not only is BJ looking to be in the best shape of his (welterweight) career, but the manner in which “The Prodigy” was portrayed in the UFC’s recent UFC on FOX 5 “Road to the Octagon” featurette has all but set him up for an epic career comeback. The “champion hoping to reignite legacy for family’s honor” angle has been played up plenty of times by similar countdowns, fight previews, or whathaveyous in the past, but very few cases have been as emotionally gut-wrenching as Penn’s.

The normally stoic Penn, whose daughter turned 4 around the time of the filming, revealed a completely unseen side of himself as he broke down in front of the cameras while describing how hard it has been to see his children grow up while he has been away fighting to secure their future (14:25). Credit is due to the editing department for brilliantly juxtaposing Penn’s fatherly plight (but did they have to have impose BJ’s breakdown over the Happy Birthday song for his daughter? TOO MUCH EMOTIONS DAMN YOU)¬†with that of MacDonald’s, who admits that his own father wasn’t around much during his childhood. Nice try, Rory, but you are now the Max Bear to Penn’s James Braddock and we will root against you until Penn breathes his final breath. ATTICA! ATTICA!!

Anyway, a full replay of the special is after the jump, and it features an equally compelling handling of the Gustafsson/Rua and Henderson/Diaz fights, so check it out, won’t you?

-J. Jones

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teep- December 5, 2012 at 10:08 am
Please, Please, stop crying BJ. There should be no crying in MMA, especially before you are injured!
dipsetkilla316- December 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm
You should just stop talking shit your really bad at it
dipsetkilla316- December 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Fag fifteen ur still talking shit hu i thought we were past that, but clearly i was wrong Ok lets begin. Ur moms specialty is WAR FUCK ME IN THE BUTT, witch some dirty, aids infested monkey did, and 9 months later poof u popped out of her asshole (covered in shit). What im trying to say is ur the of spring of some dirty monkey, who got your moms asshole pregnant, with u the asshole kid.
knucklesamitch- December 4, 2012 at 8:33 am
Why does Benson Henderson repeatedly state that he hasn't lost in 6 years? I believe Anthony Pettis would beg to differ. Also, Rory and Mike Ricci make a cute couple ... Who fight over red pants. Jesus.
Rampages Conscience- December 4, 2012 at 6:55 am
Why does this video make every guy out the be sweet, sensitive, and a good father? It looks like Fox is really trying to sell these athletes as a bunch of nice guys and shed the conceptualization of them as cold blooded mercenaries!
Rampages Conscience- December 4, 2012 at 6:39 am
Rory appears to be fully embracing the life as a homosexual European male. Good for him. It looks like he's learned a lot from GSP.
Pen Fifteen- December 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm
I heard the 'war BJ' is one of dipset's mom's specialties. BUH-DUMP-BING
dipsetkilla316- December 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm
The walking dead greatest show of all time ever ever ever ever god damn february is just too fucking long. Holy shit that last episode was fucking SICK!!!!!!!!!!! On a diffrent note Cant wait for next saterday for bj to step back into the octagon. WAR BJ!!!
Kid Clam Curtains- December 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Watched this yesterday after football. Outstanding countdown show.
Fried Taco- December 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm
BJ seems more like a "Once Upon a Time" fan to me.
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