Rory MacDonald out of Fight w/BJ Penn

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emfleek
8/5/12 12:29:24AM
LOS ANGELES – A major cut suffered in training that required several stitches will keep Rory MacDonald from a highly anticipated welterweight fight against B.J. Penn at UFC 152 next month.

UFC President Dana White on Saturday told MMAjunkie.com of the injury following Saturday's post-event news conference for UFC on FOX 4, which took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) had been booked for the main card of UFC 152, which is set for Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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Twenty20Dollars
8/5/12 12:33:45AM
I didn't think this fight was actually going to happen when these two first start getting into it and now it's really not.

That's alright though, because I wasn't that into it.
FastKnockout
8/5/12 12:37:52AM
And here I was looking foward to Rory giving him a solid beating
Gogoplatapus
8/5/12 12:47:42AM
The worst.
prophecy033
8/5/12 1:10:40AM
Man we're losing out on good fights here

Wonder what BJ is gonna say
jae_1833
8/5/12 1:51:32AM
My fault guys.....second fight in a row that has cancelled due to me putting up my Tito AV on it.....the gods of MMA refuse to allow me to lose it!
tcunningham
8/5/12 2:08:32AM

Posted by FastKnockout

And here I was looking foward to Rory giving him a solid beating



Agreed. i think rory could have retired BJ
aussiemma
8/5/12 2:30:43AM
that is sooo lucky for bj and he doesn't even know it...he can have some cones now.
SpiderSilva
8/5/12 3:05:01AM
BJ Fitch 2 winner gets AKA
Budgellism
8/5/12 5:17:07AM


Hopefully they reschedule like they both want.
Aether
8/5/12 10:39:02AM
Damn, I was hoping to see a picture of the cut, lol.

edit-
ah, I found it. Not so bad (Visually, I mean. Obviously bad enough that you can't train with it.)

Pictures of Rory's cut
prophecy033
8/5/12 10:54:36AM

Posted by Aether

Damn, I was hoping to see a picture of the cut, lol.

edit-
ah, I found it. Not so bad (Visually, I mean. Obviously bad enough that you can't train with it.)

Pictures of Rory's cut

yep, no training with that cut
george112
8/5/12 11:29:57AM
Oh well.

there's plenty of other stuff to look forward to
Bubbles
8/5/12 12:55:03PM
Kinda happy now that I didn't buy a ticket
twodragunns
8/5/12 1:00:41PM
Shitty deal, I was gonna attend this event, but will pass with this latest development ....... are they gonna scrap this one or find a late replacement? This one will likely be rescheduled.
DancingDoll
8/6/12 1:27:33PM
Yeah, it was a damn vicious elbow to cut like that. :(

I know BJ is pushing to have the fight happen in Rio but I like the idea of 154 in Montreal better, especially as a co-main to GSP v Condit. With the rivalry between all four of them - Rory & Condit and BJ & GSP - I think it would be an exciting card with strong PPV potential.

Toronto cards seem cursed, as usual.
Boo_Radley21
8/6/12 3:04:50PM
Rory must have been taking some pointers from ken shamrock
Wolfenstein
8/6/12 5:19:42PM
I would have thought the show could still go on since the bout isn't for like a month and a half...a cut like that would probably heal in a couple weeks. Obviously not the ideal situation, not getting full contact training for a couple weeks--I'm surprised it required so many stitches, must be really deep...guess maybe you can't really guage it to well with just a picture.
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