Rory MacDonald Out Of UFC 152 With Injury, Penn Seeks Slot In Rio | UFC NEWS

August 4, 2012 9:57 pm by bjpenn.com staff 61 Comments

The UFC injury train has steam rolled through once again, this time hitting close to home, as Rory MacDonald has reportedly been forced out of his scheduled bout with BJ Penn due to a significant cut along his eyebrow that required 38 stitches.

The two welterweight fighters had a date in Toronto on the upcoming UFC 152 main card.

The MacDonald-Penn bout was to serve as the first ever VADA endorsed fight and the two athletes had agreed on undergoing random drug testing throughout the course of the final 8-weeks of training.

In an exclusive interview with BJPENN.COM, BJ Penn expressed his disappointment and shock over the news, but wanted to release the following statement:

“I am sorry to hear about the injury to Rory, this is a fight that got me out of retirement and one that I was looking forward to. I would like to wish Rory a speedy and healthy recovery and request a postponement of our fight to the Rio card.

To Rory, let’s stay with VADA and continue through with the program from now until we fight!”

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