B.J. Penn Accepts Rory MacDonald’s Challenge

June 5, 2012
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BJ Penn at UFC 107
Sometimes all it takes is the right opportunity and a fighter will jump on it, sometimes even drawing them out of retirement.

It appears that’s the case for future UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn who seems to have found the right fight to lure him back into the Octagon.

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald recently stated that he would like the chance to face Penn in Toronto as part of the upcoming UFC 152 card landing there in September.

The reason behind the request was simply because MacDonald knew that it may be one of his only chances to face a legend in the Octagon before he faces the end of his career.

Well, now it appears that Penn has listened and has a response.

“Rory, I accept your challenge,” Penn said today through his personal website BJPenn.com

While UFC officials are yet to weigh in on the matter, it appears almost a lock that they will make the match-up happen after attempting to get Penn back in the cage for the last few months.

Penn hasn’t fought since losing a one-sided decision to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 in October 2011, where he then announced his retirement from the sport.

Now it appears with some time off to reflect, Penn is ready to return and if everything falls together right, it will be against Rory MacDonald in Toronto at UFC 152.


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  • Mario

    I’m shocked.

    Didn’t think this would be the fight to bring back B.J.

    Unfortunately, he’s gonna get killed against Rory.

    :(

    • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

      I’m not buying this “challenge accepted” thing just yet. Although that site is BJ’s “official site”, they’ve misreported and misrepresented info from BJ in the past. Not saying the fight won’t happen, I’d just like some additional confirmation.

      That said, this fight makes no sense for BJ. Sure, he’d be facing a solid opponent who’s a bright up-and-comer, but it would be all risk and no reward. Last I heard, BJ would only consider coming back if it was a “big fight” that made sense. A fight against Rory ain’t it.

    • mrsister

      If I was the UFC, I would say to Rory ‘if you’re a future champ at 170, go fight someone who cuts to 170′. Choose from the guys at that weight, not a name fighter who weighs less than 165 everyday. Rory knew that BJ would accept a fight with anyone if challenged. I don’t like this fight unless there is a leveling of the playing field. When BJ fought Fitch, that 3rd round was a guy weighing 190 on top of a guy weighing 165. It would be the same here. BJ can’t work the miracles that he could at 25. I still think he could win this fight at 170 but he’s at too much disadvantage with the weight. Plus he’s 10 years older.

      • phrankthetank

        BJ turned down the last guy to challenge him as well as his last 2 proposed fights.

        • mrsister

          Can’t stand guys like you. You know this information for sure? You put it out there as if you do so I hope you know what you’re talking about (you don’t). Are you implying that BJ is scared of Josh Koscheck but not scared of Rory McDonald? Have any logical thoughts or processes behind your comments?

          • phrankthetank

            It’s pretty well documented that he was offered Gil Melendez and turned it down, it’s also pretty well documented that koscheck challenged him and he turned it down. Don’t hate guys like me for having my facts straight. If you read my comment further down you will see exactly what my opinion is on y BJ took this fight.

          • jessemalloy

            phrank is right, Koscheck announced his challenge on twitter, and BJ turned it down on MMA Live Uncensored on Spike, I don’t know how much more evidence you’d want, considering those are straight from the sources.

          • MrAdidas

            Phrank is correct, b/c the UFC apparently “asked”/hinted to Koscheck to challenge BJ, to try & get him out of retirement. Wether or not the UFC asked Koscheck to do that, I’m not 100% sure it thats the case, but I know BJ has turned down his last 2 fights, Koscheck was one of them.

          • RubeKegal

            mrsister, YOU ARE A GRADE A REETARRRDD! Is this your first day on an MMA site? Bj has been called out left and right recently. Than phrank called you out on being the idiot you are and you are crying like a bitch. Take your lesson like a man and next time you post something, have a f’ing clue as to what you’re talking about before you post.

          • mrsister

            The ‘facts’ (clearly you 2 don’t have jobs or jobs that would be important enough that you’d have to get things accurate) are that BJ said he didn’t know anything about a Koscheck fight. He didn’t turn the fight down because it doesn’t sound like it was offered. Look at the Glazer interview. The Gilbert fight was turned down for obvious reasons of fighting in Strikeforce.

            It’s been well documented BJ has turned down the last 2 fights? Ah no, it hasn’t.

          • mrsister

            People who call people retards usually have lower than normal IQ’s and have little luck with women (virgin). This is a proven fact proven by a University of Rhode Island. Look it up. I’ve never (or would ever) call someone a retard. Ever. If you think it’s funny to poke fun at someone who is mentally retarded, I have a couple if guys if like you to meet that will —————————–..

          • phrankthetank

            You’re a sad sad individual. Just admit you have your head up your ass and be done with it.

          • phrankthetank
          • mrsister

            mmaweekly isn’t the new york times. they report things wrong all the time. BJ didn’t turn down the fight. Type bj penn jay glazer in YouTube and hear it from BJ yourself. The Melendez fight wasn’t public until BJ turned it down. Melendez never called him out.

            BJ has been called out (right and left) once and he’s taken the fight.
            Exactly what I said McDonald knew BJ would take a fight of called out publicly..

            Calling me a sad sad whatever sounds like defeat to me. What do you do when you have nothing left to say? Sad sad blah blah. How dors it feel to by 100% categorically WRONG?

          • phrankthetank

            Ok, let me simplify this for you. josh koscheck posted the challenge on his twitter, BJ penn denied the challenge on his twitter, twitter is pretty damn public. what else do you want? I don’t know when this interview you watched occurred, but it may have been before BJ saw the challenge. Maybe you should get your sh!t up to date, you’re the only person here who thinks that you’re right. Give it up.

          • mrsister

            Bottom line is this – BJ was not offered a Koscheck fight. Therefore it would be impossible to turn that fight down. Get it.

          • RubeKegal

            MrSister, you are a reetard!! He DID turn Kos down. Saying otherwise proves retardation.

          • phrankthetank

            Lmao, I’m not even gonna argue with this kid anymore, he ignores the facts and then claims to cite facts to prove me wrong. He probably goes around with the thought that he never loses a debate. He’s already lost, he just refuses to admit it.

      • mrsister

        Or make Rory get to 160 or 165. That’s only fair.

        • phrankthetank

          Fighting between weight classes does nothing for either fighter. BJ doesn’t want to cut to lightweight anymore. Not rory’s fault that BJ accepted the fight.

          • mrsister

            How is BJ this morning? You obviously have him on speed dial with all the insider information you have. You’re a liar and an idiot. It takes a big man to challenge a smaller man 10 years your senior to a fight. That’s a coward in my book. BJ has fought many guys much bigger than himself including Machida, Fitch, and GSP, and Hughes. Time for BJ to fight in his weight class or make guys come closer to him. I don’t expect you to understand this.

          • phrankthetank

            Are you kidding me? BJ penn is a grown ass man, one of the best in the history of the sport. He’s been champion in two weight classes. He made the decision to accept a fight at welterweight. No-one made that decision but him. I agree that it would be better for him to fight at lightweight, but that’s his choice to make. Once again, He CHOSE to fight at welterweight.

          • RubeKegal

            phrank is a liar and an idiot because he stated that fighting between weight classes doesn’t do anything for a fighter?!? mrsister, Go back to Sherdog ****stain, this site is for knowledgable people.

            You know what’s fair? How’s about BJ stop being a lazy sh*t who surrounds himself with yes men, begin a legit training camp and try to string wins together instead of running his typical 1/2 mile and then running through those stupid ******* agility ladders which do NOTHING FOR YOU!!!

        • DrkDisciple

          What is this bs of making up a weight class? 160 to 165 is not a weight class Rory fights at 170 and BJ claims he does not want to go doww to 155. The outcome of this fight if it does happen is pretty obvious.

        • MrAdidas

          STFU you moron, dude you dont have a clue, do you? NOONE put a gun to BJ’s head & said accept the fight or else … I think BJ is too lazy to fight @ 155lbs, which is why hes going to fight @ WW BIG MISTAKE. Either that or BJ believes he can “destroy” Rory b/c of his youth, BJ’s ego is plenty big to actually think he would beat Rory at WW. Or it could be that, if BJ beats Rory to the point he injures him, he may be thinking that’s his/BJ’s only chance to secure another fight with GSP, which is something that BJ still wants badly.

          Though, I doubt anyone would want to see BJ get murdered Vs GSP, though I’d love to see it, just so GSP can really do some serious damage to BJ & retire his ass. BJ @ LW is what I’d like to see, BJ @ WW is NOT! Rory would possibly kill BJ … OMG!

          • MikeMc1983

            I hate people making assumptions. Are you best friends with penn? We’re you there when he said yes to the fight. (I know you were not)
            You have no idea whether or not penn had a gun to his head when he said yes to this fight.
            I just hate when people act like they know everything…
            I can’t wait to see if penn mentions a gun being involved with his acceptence.
            ;)

          • MrAdidas

            Mike WTF? Okay, well were you there when BJ said yes to the fight?!? I know you were NOT. You have NO idea whether or not BJ didn’t have a gun to his head when he accepted the fight.

            It’s funny how you made the ASSumption, considering if you actually read my post, you would have noticed that I am NOT assuming ****, like you are. It’s called an opinion, you know something one self believes to be true or not.

            EX: “I think” = personal opinion
            “or it COULD be” = personal opinion
            “he may be thinking” = personl opinion.

            Silly boy MMA is for men, try ballet down the street jr. FYI: Maybe go back to grade school so that you can understand what words mean. EX: Assumption – when someone ASSUMES somethign to be fact/real.

            Opinion = no facts, jsut personal opinion. Should I type slower & smaller words for you Mike?!? =)

          • phrankthetank

            I’m probably wrong, but I think he was being sarcastic lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724586653 martinweeks

      @Mario…..Exactly….Penn needs to stay in the lightweight class if he wants any success….Rory will put an ass whooping on Penn like he did to Che Mills

  • lawrensco

    That makes zero sense for BJ. Love the fight though.

  • javiersepulveda

    That crazy I was just listening to themmahour and I heard McDonald say that he wants to fight bj, and now I see he accepts. Crazy lol

  • Towers66

    They really want to advertise Rory lately, giving him a co-main and now a fight against BJ in his own backyard. I bet BJ comes out scrapping like a mad fool. Rory will win with some fancy shit to finish BJ. Should be fun fight to watch.

  • browill70

    I thought if BJ Penn was going to come out of retirement, he would pick the right kind of fighter. Choosing McDonald who’s great at submissions and has great ko power, only 22 and hungry, might not be the smartest decision imo.

  • browill70

    I thought if BJ Penn was going to come out of retirement, he would pick the right kind of opponent. Choosing McDonald who’s great at submissions and has great ko power, only 22 and hungry, might not be the smartest decision imo.

  • Triggerman99

    This is weird. He says no to fighting Gil at LW for the SF title, and says no to Kos at WW, but accepts Rory McDonald at WW?
    My only theory is that since Rory is GSP’s understudy, maybe BJ wants to get a little revenge on GSP in an indirect way by puttin a hurtin on his boy.

    • macgrubber

      Dumest thing i evr herd

      • RubeKegal

        If that is the dumbest not “dumest” thing youve ever heard, then you sir are an assclown. It makes perfect sense…BJ hates GSP, Rory is in same camp, BJ wants revenge

        • macgrubber

          Sorry I had no idea GSP and Rory were dating. I just dont see how beating some1 else is getting revenge on GSP. Im sure if Rory loses GSP will be up all night thinking about how bad he wants to beat BJ for a third time. Sorry no1 cares about BJ anymore including GSP he is old news.

          • Triggerman99

            It makes sense because BJ is a little crazy like that.
            GSP wouldn’t want to get revenge on BJ if he beats Rory, but it would be a bit of satisfaction for BJ to beat him, since he’s supposedly GSP’s heir apparent.

            You’re taking this way too seriously, man. It was just a thought.

          • MrAdidas

            macIDIOT! What does anything have to do about GSP & Rory dating?!? I do not believe I seen anyone comment about them dating, except for you. The thing is … Rory is a “stud” the next WW Champ after GSP or unless GSP losses. BJ thinks if he can beat Rory & possibly embaress him or even injure him, that would anger GSP enough to want to fight BJ again. How do you not even consider this …?!? Only b/c of how retarded BJ got after the beating GSP gave him the 2nd time around, not only did BJ get embaressed by losing, but all the talk he did b4 the fight didnt help me out with anyone after he got owned & then he trys to say GSP was “greasing” like WTF?!?

            FYI: BJ brought his damn mother to the court hearing & had her testify … nuff said!

          • RubeKegal

            It’s common sense you human dildo. Since day 1 in this business, it’s been a revenge sport, since Tito beat Mezger and “Tito vs Shamrock” was the big rivalry right up to Dos Santos vs. Mir with Nog being the revenge factor. If that is hard to understand, check yourself into a mental institution immediately.

    • MrAdidas

      Funny b/c I mentioned that above as well, I think BJ believes if he fights Rory & beats him badly, then he will get his fight Vs GSP, a 3rd fight BJ has been wanting FOREVER (since getting EMBARESSED for 4 Rounds & then quits, after calling GSP a quitter bahahah I loved it)

      • Triggerman99

        Yeah I wrote it immediately after I read the aritcle yesterday, just because it actually sounds like something BJ would think. I’m not saying it’s true, but it does go along the lines of BJ’s semi-crazy vendetta thought process. LOL

  • BlackDog2009

    Well maybe Penn figures that he will not face GSP again, the chances being far, he will get some sense of revenge by beating up his protege. Maybe that is the thinking here. And frankly Penn can beat up this kid, Penn did very well against a top wrestler like Fitch, and Rory will not outstrike Penn, no way. It’s an interesting fight. But yeah, Penn accepting this is weird. Taking on Melendez would have been bigger. But then getting beat up by another Gracie Jiu Jitsu guy wouldn’t have been good for Penn. I honestly think Penn is looking for an easy fight.

    • MrAdidas

      Well BJ cannot beat Rory @ WW, at anything … maybe the stand up but dont forget the LOMG reach Rory has, I think BJ could run into some trouble trying to come in with strikes & he has to not get taken down, BJ gets taken down by Rory, its ZZZzzzZZZ for BJ! If Penn wanted an “easy” fight he would have fought anyone esle @ WW or anyone @ LW!

  • OMAHAK1LLA

    wack!!!!!!!! hes guna get killed by rory !!!!!!! although i never thought hed beat diego like he did. Could be good, doubt it tho Rory wins via SLAM

  • phrankthetank

    Fighting Gil does nothing for BJ. If he wins he’s strikeforce champ… Woohoo. Fighting Kos does nothing for BJ. Kos had his title chance and came up short, He’s a purse fighter now. Fighting the most noted up and comer in the division does a lot for BJ, if he wins he puts a stamp on his legacy, and even puts himself a win away from a potential title shot down the road. If he loses then he loses to the potential future face of the company, nothing to scoff at. Personally I think that win or lose this was a great decision for BJ.

    • Triggerman99

      I agree that fighting Gil for the SF belt does nothing for BJ, but I disagree that fighting Rory helps his legacy. Rory McDonald IMO is a pretty good fighter, but not the future of the division.
      I’m not one of those folks of the belief that BJ wants this fight because he thinks it’s an easy win, but I’m also not of the belief that BJ wants this fight because it’s “the fight” that puts a big statement on the end of his career.
      I really don’t know why he accepted this challenge. But I wouldn’t be shocked if it is revenge-related toward GSP. BJ is mental like that, and it does make sense in a way.

      • phrankthetank

        Rory is a top teir welterweight at the age of 22, he’s gonna bea big name for a long time. If BJ was just trying to exact revenge he’d try to fight Nate or Gil. He’s a lot more pissed at Diaz than GSP these days. BJ isn’t coming out of retirement so he can say “haha Georges, I beat the kid who trains with you”

        • Triggerman99

          Eh, I don’t know about that. I don’t want to get into the debate of “Who Has He Beat?” with you, but Rory McDonald hasn’t really done anything to be considered top-tier, IMO. I’m not saying he won’t be a top guy, but it’s premature to call him a top tier WW right now. He’s just plain not there yet.
          BJ’s not fighting him to say he beat on of the best at 170. There’s other guys he would be fighting if that’s what he’s looking for.

      • MrAdidas

        WTF? Not the future of the division?!? WTF? The guy is 22 yrs old & hes a beast, look what he did to the #1 LW contender?!? Rory not only dominated Nate Diaz, but he made him his bithc & retired Nate back to LW! Those Canadian WW’s have that effect on people. If I’m not mistaken Sean Sherk who was 30-1 (his 1 loss was a decision loss I think) when he fought GSP & then GSP ran through him & finished Sherk. Sherk had said that he was never ever injured in a fight, let alone get finished. That was Sherks last fight @ WW.

        I wouldnt under estimate Rory as the future WW and/or MW Champ & who knows how big this kid gets, why not fight LHW …. j/k on the LHW! But I could see Rory be Champ at both weight classes, again he’s only 22 yrs old & training with the #1 P4P fighter on the planet (IMO), no where to go but UP!

        • Triggerman99

          I’ll concede that it’s possible that he could be WW champ someday, but I’m not crowning him the future long-reigning dominant force just yet.
          He hasn’t really done enough yet. His biggest wins are Che Mills and Nate Diaz. Nate’s a LW, and he got outmuscled by a strong WW. That’s what’s supposed to happen in a fight like that.
          But I’m not trying to make this about dissing Rory. I got nothing against him. I just don’t agree with the idea that BJ beating him would be a huge statement. Rory’s not a big enough name or well-established enough at this time for that to be plausible.

        • Triggerman99

          OK, I just wrote up this huge post as a response, but it didn’t show up when I posted it, so I’ll just paraphrase it. LOL!
          Rory could be the future, I concede that, but I won’t crown him the dominant unstoppable force of the future at this point. He hasn’t proven it yet. he beat Nate, but Nate’s a LW, and Rory is a strong WW. Nate got outmuscled, as was expected to happen.
          But I don’t mean this to sound like dissing Rory. I got nothing against him. But I just don’t agree that it would be a big statement if BJ beat him. Rory isn’t a big enough name or well-established enough yet for that to be plausible.

        • Triggerman99

          OK, this is the 3rd time I have tried to reply to you, but it hasn’t worked when i try to post it. So please forgive me if you suddenly have 3 replies from me that look almost identical. LOL

          I concede that Rory might be a future champ, but I’m just not ready to crown him the long-reigning unstoppable king of the division just yet. I just haven’t seen enough from him to justify that claim. His biggest win is over Nate, and Nate’s a LW. He fought a strong WW and got outmuscled, which was expected to happen.
          But I’m not saying that to diss Rory. I got nothing against him or anything like that. It’s just that I disagree with the idea that if BJ were to beat him, it would be a big statement. Rory just isn’t a big enough name or well-established enough for that to be possible.

          • phrankthetank

            If someone asked you to pick a name that would most likely be the future of the WW division who would you pick? probably Rory, he hasn’t beaten top name guys yet but I think that after condit’s comeback over rory, he decided to slow down and develop. Yes, his biggest win was over Nate, but it was a dominant victory. Same with his win over Che. He was giving the current interim champ a beating for 2 rds as well. I’m not saying he’s the uncrowned king of the division. Just that he most likely will be the king of the division and he’s already got the star power behind him. There is no shortage of MMA fans and reporters ready to call rory the next big thing. I think BJ wants to capitalize on that, that’s all

  • Prodigy815

    Go back to lightweight!

    • http://MMAWeekly.com Ken Pishna

      I would have rather seen BJ come back at lightweight as well, I think he’s better there, but I can’t say that this fight sucks.

      • phrankthetank

        It’s frustrating isn’t it? At lightweight he’s not giving up so much size and it seems the extra work he has to do to get to 55 improves his gas tank. On the other hand though, the guy is a former welterweight champ, he’s earned the right to compete at that weight class if he do chooses.

        • MrAdidas

          Yeah he was a WW champ how many yrs/moons ago?!? MMA is not the same animal it was when BJ was fighting bums @ WW & fighting Machida @ LHW. What do you think happens to BJ now if he fought Lyoto at LHW?!?

          The sport has evolved so much in the short time MMA has been around, just ask yourself if any “LW” could compete with a LHW in todays MMA?!? I dont think so, but that was possible back yrs ago when BJ did it, b/c he was natural gifted, but now everyone has cought up & then some b/c they work their asses off, unlike the prodigy. Too bad, b/c he could have been a beats @ LW – had he trained like GSP.

          • phrankthetank

            Matt Hughes was never a bum.

      • phrankthetank

        It’s frustrating isn’t it? At lightweight he’s not giving up so much size and it seems the extra work he has to do to get to 55 improves his gas tank. On the other hand though, the guy is a former welterweight champ, he’s earned the right to compete at that weight class if he so chooses.

    • AdamBianski

      I wish he would to but I think in his last two fights (at lw) a guy was just so much faster then hem he was discouraged.

      • MrAdidas

        If BJ was discouraged by Edgar being too quick for him, what did GSP embaressing him for 4 rounds do to him … after he had to quit?!? Stick to fighting people your own size, thats why they have weight classes. Ask Nate why he relocated to LW!

  • dez

    WAR PENN! I honestly think BJ is pissed off by being called out repeatedly, and especially by GSP’s boy. Like Phrankthetank said, this fight is a no lose situation for him. He gets his lights put out and every chimes in that Baby J is way past his prime, big whoop. Everyone thinks that already anyways. But if he manages to put away the “next big thing at welterweight” then suddenly the Prodigy is the next Randy Couture.

    Damn, I really hope BJ chokes Rory out.

    • LAW OF FIST

      i agree. i think BJ is gunna get smashed but if he wins that would be huge!

    • MrAdidas

      LOL the big diff between Randy and BJ is the work ethic, BJ will never be like Randy, which is hwy I know BJ has less than 1% of winning this fight.

  • http://www.ufcfightblogger.com/ UFCFightBlogger

    Not a big fan of BJ taking this fight but I think he is crazy enough to take the fight to send a message to the UFC, the welterweights, and GSP. I hope BJ is ready for a suffocating type of fight because MacDonald is going to be all over him like GSP was. Everyone knows the formula to beat BJ, lets see if BJ can keep things interesting.

    Check out this article about Penn http://www.ufcfightblogger.com/news/rory-macdonald-respectfully-calls-bj-penn/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001066818422 juliushodges

    I have been rather impressed with Rory. Im surprised some people dont see him as the future of the division when he is only 22 and already gave Condit all he could handle. I think in a couple more years he could be champion this kid is an animal. If BJ dont come motivated this kid will hurt him he is a full tank and young I honestly dont think this is a good match up for BJ….I’m excited about the fight though…..

    • BlackDog2009

      Condit is overrated. And Rory is also on the way of being overrated.

  • RonnieV

    When I read this, the first thing that came to mind was Apollo Creed vs. Ivan Drago! I respect BJ, but Rory is the future champ of the division. As a Diaz fan, Rory scares me more than any other Welterweight.

  • joeshine

    BJ Penn is a soft wimp vastly overrated who really never has won a significant fight. Nick Diaz beat soft BJ badly like a girl.

    • lawrensco

      Winning a couple belts in 2 different weight classes is significant enough for you?

      • lawrensco

        isn’t*

    • RonnieV

      Pretty disrespectful comment! Penn has fought some epic battles against the UFC’s best.

    • rsnowbass

      You just become a UFC fan a year or two ago? most ridiculous comment I’ve ever read on here, well…minus whatever comes from Macgrubber.

    • AdamBianski

      Love the great posts that just try to stir the pot. If you really believe what you typed you are very confused about the history of the UFC and all of MMA.

  • BizzleZX10R

    BJ just needs to go back to 155

  • Towers66

    BJ vs Varner or Dunham would be fun to watch.

    • DrkDisciple

      I agree that BJ is past his prime but even I have too much respect for him to put him up against either of those two no-bodies!

      • MrAdidas

        Varner is a nobody?!? Hi new guy welcome to MMA. Varner was WEC Champ & just destroyed his last oponent. Varner has been plagued with injuries for the last 2 or so yrs. Maybe do some research b4 posting stupid!

        • DrkDisciple

          Let me say it again Jamie Varner is a nobody not even a top 20 at 155. Whether he is your childhood hero or your cousin and you feel the need to defend him still doesnt mean ****. A legend like BJ (who is now past his prime) does not fight a prelim fighter like Jamie Varner. By the way your hero Jamie Varner is the same guy that was unable to beat that gay porn star Dakota Cochrane, that pretty much says it all.

  • AdamBianski

    I think this fight makes since for B.J. because he does well against wrestlers. I think he will be much faster on the feat and is a much more talented boxer. Every time
    (if he can do it) Rory gets the fight to the ground he will risk submission. Please don’t bring up the fight with Fitch or GSP, those are just two fights in a very long career (oh yeah and two of the best wrestlers in the sport).

  • MaritalArtist

    First, let me say that Rory scares the **** out of me. That guy is a top 5 UFC welterweight, and anyone who disagrees is welcome to his opinion but is just living a lie. Are people just BS’ing here, or do they really discredit Rory that much? Have we not seen his fights? He’s an animal! That said, I think BJ will win because he’s motivated. Remember guys, never count out a desperate, lean, motivated, hungry cat. That’s BJ right now. You think he’s gonna be ready for this fight? He’ll TKO Rory in the first round. He would’ve done the same to Nick, but Nick can take a punch that not many can. I’m glad BJ took this fight, because he’s the underdog and that means we might get to see another result like the Hughes KO. Like the others said, I agree that this fight makes more sense than Gil or kos. Also, its not about GSP revenge. But turning him down would have been bad. Im glad he turned down the first 2 fights though. Good luck to both of them. I’ll be watching for sure.

    • Booker T

      Rory is a #9 welterweight.

  • somecokehead

    BJ wants to fight St Pierre again… He beats Rory, he can call out St. Pierre? I’ll wait to hear it confirmed.