Rory MacDonald Out of UFC 152 BJ Penn Fight

August 4, 2012
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Rory MacDonald UFC 145Just when UFC 152 finalized its trio of headlining fights, one of the top Canadian competitors is off the show.

Young prospect Rory MacDonald suffered a major cut in training that has forced him out of his scheduled fight at UFC 152 against B.J. Penn.

UFC president Dana White revealed the news to after the conclusion of UFC on Fox 4 on Saturday night.

White stated that MacDonald’s cut was so bad that he will have no contact for the next month, pushing him out of the scheduled fight with Penn in September.

The cut was on MacDonald’s forehead and required more than 40 stitches to close.

White indicated that news of the injury was so fresh that Penn hadn’t event been notified yet. With the story just breaking on Saturday night, of course no replacement had yet been found to step in and face Penn. Until he is notified of the injury, and considering his motivations for the fight, it’s unclear yet if Penn will even want to remain on the fight card.

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  • RubeKegal

    Perfect time to bring in Karo Parsnipianish! jk btw

  • oh god…don’t give him diaz…

    • RubeKegal

      Nate or Nick?

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  • mikemma123

    I would let bj penn move down to lightweight and fight anthony pettis. Just saying.

  • The_SaavedraFiles

    Mike Swick.. his fight ended pretty fast he didn’t take any significant damage.. Match em’ up..Penn vs Swick

  • adriana

    would it be rude to suggest BJ take this extra time to run a few laps if he waits for Rory?

    • RubeKegal

      Dont worry, he has hired Phil Baroni to take care of his strength and conditioning.

  • adriana

    Is he also the guy in charge of slapping the doughnuts out of BJ’s hand? because maybe he needs a guy for that too.

  • TSPakaTony

    He will wait trust me, because it’s his dream fight watch. He’s a little past it but bj wants Rory fresh least see

    • rsnowbass

      Trust Tony, he’s friends with BJ on Facebook.

      • Triggerman99