Training partner Tyron Woodley: B.J. Penn is 'ready to roll'

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BuffaloDave
12/5/12 12:55:11PM
When Strikeforce welterweight standout Tyron Woodley went out to Hawaii to help B.J. Penn train for his UFC on FOX 5 bout with Rory MacDonald, it didn't take him long to figure out why Penn's camps are the stuff of mixed martial arts legend.

"One thing that I immediately noticed is his camp is so in tune and so focused on one goal, and task, and that's winning on Dec. 8," Woodley said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. "Those guys are so in tune with the diet, the nutrition, how many rounds he's sparring, how many minutes, they really have it down to a science. So I can appreciate that for the several times I've ran my own camp, to have that out of my mind and be able to focus on fighting, that's a great thing not to have on your plate."

The 10-1 St. Louis native was brought in to mimic MacDonald, the well-rounded welterweight from Montreal's Tri-Star gym, and Woodley did his best to deliver.

"It's a blessing and an honor that they would consider me for this camp," Woodley said. "Rory MacDonald's no joke, man. That's not a guy a lot of guys are calling out to fight I think B.J. Penn, if anyone's going to knock this young buck off, he's the guy to do it. So, they wanted someone who can strike who can wrestle who can grapple, that was a bigger guy who could compete with him. So I went in there and I gave him everything he could handle, I tried to give him a good look."

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george112
12/5/12 1:27:29PM
With that being said I will not accept any excuses from Penn's camp if he loses.


However im glad to hear he's prepared and not taking it lightly


War Penn
JLS1980
12/5/12 1:59:22PM

Posted by george112

With that being said I will not accept any excuses from Penn's camp if he loses.


However im glad to hear he's prepared and not taking it lightly


War Penn



So when Penn losses then what? Retirement?
Rory will take GSP's place when he retires as champ.
But I am happy to see BJ taking this seriously, otherwise I think it would be an early stoppage. Rory is too young and hungry for BJ IMO.
SmileR
12/5/12 2:28:52PM

Posted by george112

With that being said I will not accept any excuses from Penn's camp WHEN he loses.


However im glad to hear he's prepared and not taking it lightly


War Penn



Fixed.

BJ shouldn't be fighting at WW at all. Rory and his hipster powers will beat him into retirement in an obscure way we're probably to uncool to have heard of.
BillsNewAccount
12/5/12 4:30:53PM
He's been training with T Wood and Funky Ben. I thought Rory would run threw him but now I'm second guessing myself.
crushedbacon
12/5/12 4:46:45PM
I really hope Penn is actually as ready as he can be... He's always saying" I haven't been doing things right... for the first time now I feel like I am" ... blah blah blah. I respect Penn, but his definition of commitment isn't in the same dictionary as Rory's. Granted with age and other things life brings, that's natural.

I subscribe to the theory.... Penn better be ready or he's gonna get rolled, badly.

george112
12/5/12 7:20:37PM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by george112

With that being said I will not accept any excuses from Penn's camp if he loses.


However im glad to hear he's prepared and not taking it lightly


War Penn



So when Penn losses then what? Retirement?
Rory will take GSP's place when he retires as champ.
But I am happy to see BJ taking this seriously, otherwise I think it would be an early stoppage. Rory is too young and hungry for BJ IMO.


Possibly. Depends on how he looks imo