BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald Forum Thread

Penn vs. MacDonald

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06.05.2012 | 11:23 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Penn vs. MacDonald. Let's see what you've got.

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mmaweekly.com BJ "The Prodigy" Penn
mmaweekly.com Rory "Ares " MacDonald

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BJ Penn Rory MacDonald

"The Prodigy" "Ares "

16-8-2   Pro Record At Fight   13-1-0
+230 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -285 (Moderate Favorite)
United States   Nationality   Canada
Hilo, Hawaii   Fighting out of   Montreal, Quebec
33   Age at Fight   23
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Latest Weight   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   76.5" (194cm)
BJ Penn's MMA   Gym   Tristar Gym
Tapology Community Predictions: 225  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
MacDonald
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Penn
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06.06.2012 | 6:57 AM ET

BJ, please.. Stay at home, u are one of the Most Awesome fighter ever been... Dont need another beating.. Merde :(

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06.06.2012 | 9:27 AM ET

I'll be pulling for BJ for sure, but I cannot pick him.  It really angers me that he doesn't go back to Lightweight.  It's a good test for Rory, I don't think he finishes Penn but I do think he takes a well-spoken decision over him.

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06.06.2012 | 10:08 AM ET

I will be rooting for BJ as well but I really don't see him winning this fight

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06.06.2012 | 12:55 PM ET

Prediction: MacDonald  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 2

BJ Penn is a legend, but coming back against one of the newest top competitors is very bold and I think it might be too bold.

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06.06.2012 | 1:26 PM ET

i heard it wasn't official yet but anyway, hopefully this time off has helped BJ and he will come back at least 70% dedicated to having a solid camp. rory has looked incredible but i can't pick against bj

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06.06.2012 | 5:33 PM ET

Prediction: MacDonald  |  Decision

rory retires penn this fight.  and this time penn stays retired for good.



not knocking penn,  thats just what i see happening

* Edited at 06.06.2012, 5:37 PM ET *

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06.06.2012 | 5:33 PM ET

Id love to see BJ Penn win, but he is fighting my canadian boy. WW in general is bad for BJ, he will lose.

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06.06.2012 | 5:38 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  Submission  |  Round 2

DONT STOP BELIEVINNNNNNNNN'

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06.06.2012 | 5:42 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  Submission  |  Round 2

WAAAAR BJ!!!!
This fight is so 50/50.  Either Rory adds his first big name to his record or BJ uses his experience to overwhelm the younger fighter.  I have so much respect for BJ, although I'm kinda frustrated that he didn't fight Koscheck, I'll be pulling for him all the way.

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06.06.2012 | 5:44 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 1

Careful what you wish for Rory.

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06.06.2012 | 9:21 PM ET

Prediction: MacDonald  |  Decision

I don't think that BJ Penn matches up well against Rory MacDonald at all...  I would much rather have seen BJ return to fight at LW.  He;s going to be too small for the bigger, stronger fighter.

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06.07.2012 | 3:48 PM ET

BJ Penn explains his reasons for accepting the fight

From MMAfighting:
"Penn said he's grown a "big belly" since going on hiatus, now weighting about 185. He said he'd like to lose about 20 pounds before heading into an intensive camp. On the bright side though, Penn noted that the time off has his body feeling revitalized, saying he feels 22."

 http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/6/7/3070968/bj-penn-explains-decision-to-accept-rory-macdonalds-challenge

Man I Just hope he gets in shape soon, and have one hell of a camp.

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06.07.2012 | 4:03 PM ET

"The 33-year-old Penn wouldn't speculate on his career past the MacDonald fight, saying that he could eventually move back down to lightweight, but believed this to be the last fight on his current UFC contract, making the future hinge on the result."

Oh man I hope he wins.  I have a feeling a loss will put him into retirement permanently.


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06.07.2012 | 4:09 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  Submission  |  Round 1

JUSSSSSTTTT SCRAAAAAAAPPPP! WAR BJ!

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06.07.2012 | 4:43 PM ET


BJ has "gained a big belly" and weighs 185? For a guy who already has a questionable work ethic doesn't sound good. Rory is looking for a springboard he should have chosen Koscheck not Penn.

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06.07.2012 | 4:48 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  Submission  |  Round 1

WAR PENN

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06.09.2012 | 4:28 PM ET

Prediction: MacDonald  |  Decision

I hate this fight. Bj is going to get beat up by a bigger younger faster fighter. I love bj and think he should get back with marv and stay at light weight.

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06.09.2012 | 5:59 PM ET

I'm rooting for Penn, but Rory will likely dominate him.

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06.10.2012 | 11:26 PM ET

Prediction: Penn  |  KO/TKO  |  Round 3

bj penn shows what he has left
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08.04.2012 | 11:42 PM ET

Prediction: MacDonald  |  Decision

Rory MacDonald is out of his fight with BJ Penn. Source: Ariel Helwani
Ariel Helwani@arielhelwani

Rory MacDonald is out of 152, per Dana. Huge cut in training on his forehead. No replacement for BJ yet.


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