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Tuesday, 11/27/2012, 12:53 pm

UFC on FOX 5: MacDonald Dishes Out Words for War Against BJ Penn | UFC NEWS


The anticipation continues to rise as we approach the December 8th return of “The Prodigy” BJ Penn. Standing opposite of Penn in the UFC octagon on that upcoming December night will be the rising Tri-Star gym standout, Rory “Ares” MacDonald. The fight, which will be featured on the main card of the upcoming UFC on FOX 5 event in Seattle, Washington, will be a battle of old school vs. new school as Penn will be playing the role of the experienced and battle-tested vet looking to tame the young, fiery stallion in MacDonald. Both men knowingly admit that they will have their hands full on the 8th but MacDonald recently had the opportunity to let his feelings toward Penn and the fight be heard on a larger stage as he took questions from the media and fans at the UFC 154 Q&A.

When asked about Penn’s training and his mindset toward this fight MacDonald made it clear that he doesn’t care what kind of BJ Penn steps in to the cage that night because he is going to fight him the same way regardless of how prepared Penn is.

“I don’t really care, I just see a body in front of me to tell you the truth. It doesn’t matter if he’s in shape or not. It’s gonna be best for you guys if he’s in shape, cause it will probably be a better fight,” MacDonald explained.

Rory also spoke about the all around skill-set that he and Penn posses. Although Penn clearly has the experience advantage coming into the fight “Ares” still feels that he has sharper tools than Penn in every position of the fight game. He made it very clear that he is not afraid to fight Penn from anywhere.

“I just think that I’m a better fighter. I’m not really scared to fight him anywhere. He’s obviously very good on the ground, and a good striker; you have to be competent in all areas of mixed martial arts, and I am,” MacDonald said.

He continued by stating, “I feel I’m a better striker, a better wrestler and better on the ground as far as MMA jiu-jitsu. Probably not straight jiu-jitsu because we all know what he’s done there, but I feel in a straight mixed martial arts fight, I’m a little more well rounded than he is.”

Interesting thoughts considering Penn has been in the game much longer than MacDonald and has almost twice as many fights. Still, it seemed the confidence “Ares” displayed during the press UFC 154 Q&A continued to grow as he spoke with the fans and media. He even explained some things about Penn that were “annoying” to him, such as the VADA testing that he and BJ are participating in prior to their fight. When asked about how the testing or even the comments Penn was making affected him MacDonald explained that he doesn’t let those things bother him and could care less about the head games BJ is trying to induce.

“He’s got a lot of excuses that guy. He likes to start (expletive); he likes to get people excited. I don’t really think about it too much. He asked me to do the VADA random testing and I accepted it,” MacDonald explained. “I’ll prove to him that I’m a clean fighter. At the end of the day, he can say whatever he wants to say, get people excited, but I’m still going to beat his ass.”

Those, my friends, are fighting words. It’s a good thing this is going to be settled in just a couple of short weeks because it seems that the boiling point is just about to be reached. We’ll see who truly gets the ass-beating on December 8th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Don’t miss it fight fans!

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10 Comments to UFC on FOX 5: MacDonald Dishes Out Words for War Against BJ Penn | UFC NEWS

  1. bahaha says:

    yea with all them zits poppin off suddenly, course hes not juicing lmao

  2. stonerman says:

    HE has to be one of the ugliest fighters in the UFC today.

  3. squid says:

    god I hope bj smashes this kid and teaches him a lesson in humility. however, this is gonna be a very tough fight for both guys

  4. FilHarmonic says:

    haha… yea… keep talkin pizza face. Can’t wait… ooh… can’t wait till BJ fcks you up! Pound you brah

  5. Dana Is Greedy says:

    Rory is never gonna be respected win or lose..He is a prime example of new blood with low class.. He should be greatful Bj is willing to fight him cuz most people wouldn’t give a crap if he was fighting anyone else..Newsflash its Bj whose bringing you to primetime not the PEDS not your blemished record jackass…

  6. Bandito says:

    Who the hell is this kid, pops out of nowhere like one of those zits on his face talking all this smack, hype much??? Puberty speaking possibly?

  7. stevo the great says:

    Your days are numbered Rory McRoidy….Bj is gonna whip you! I am hoping for a sub in the 1st!!!!

  8. Jarrod says:

    Rory will win tko from strikes. I don’t know how u could possibly think bj will win, don’t get be wrong bj is a legend but rory is the future champs and I thinks he’s going. To be to big to fast to strong. And he’s not and never been on roids hes done the vada testing so drop it.

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