King's MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - Fight Site
Thursday, September 18, 2014


FRONT PAGE
ARCHIVE
BETTING GUIDE
PROMOTIONS
RSS FEED






June 8th, 2012 1:56 pm EST - By
Can Legend Beat Rising Star of Welterweight Division?



Click Here to Bet on UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson

Note: Receive an Instant Bonus of Up to $250 


--


About a week ago, Welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald issued a challenge to the "retired" BJ Penn, and the Hawaiian legend accepted.

As a result, UFC 152 (set to take place in Toronto), has its likely main event - Canadian Rory MacDonald vs BJ Penn.

There was some doubt that BJ Penn would return to the Octagon after he lost to Nick Diaz in 2011. Diaz put it to Penn, especially in the second and third rounds, which led Penn to openly contemplate retirement.

There were rumors of a possible Koscheck/Penn fight earlier in the year, but BJ said that he wouldn't be fighting Koscheck.

Rory MacDonald, though, had the secret formula to lure Penn out of "retirement", and the two will now been fighting at UFC 152 (at least that's the plan as of now).

Rory MacDonald is a beast and will very likely be fighting for the Welterweight title in the future. His only loss came to Carlos Condit, and he was very, very close to winning that fight. MacDonald has had some impressive victories over the likes of Nate Diaz, Che Mills and Mike Pyle.

BJ Penn, on the other hand, is likely close to finishing out his career. There is a GSP connection with MacDonald, as MacDonald trains with GSP. Penn feels as though he has unfinished business with GSP, which is likely a big reason why Penn took this fight.

Penn reportedly has one more fight left on his contract, so don't be surprised if Penn officially retires after this fight. Having said that, it would be hard to imagine Penn retiring if he is able to beat MacDonald.






RECENT ARTICLES

Alistair Overeem: I Want To Fight Again This Year
Alistair Overeem has been granted a stay of execut...

Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson Highlights This Weekend's UFC Fight Night Card
The UFC will be making another return to Japan whe...

Andrei Arlovski Scores Shocking Victory Over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva
Hands up - who here predicted that Andrei Arlovski...

Nick Diaz Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
According to multiple media reports, active UFC We...

Dana White: Alistair Overeem Still With UFC
The notoriously thin Heavyweight division has like...







TOP PROMOTIONS

Bet365$200 FREE
Stan JamesFREE 10 Bet
Bovada$250 FREE
Paddy PowerFree 50



RECENT MMA-KING ARTICLES

Alistair Overeem: I Want To Fight Again This Year

Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson Highlights This Weekend's UFC Fight Night Card

Andrei Arlovski Scores Shocking Victory Over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva

Nick Diaz Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Dana White: Alistair Overeem Still With UFC

Travis Browne vs Brendan Schaub Set For UFC 181

Tito Ortiz vs Stephan Bonnar Set After Bizarre Announcement

Alistair Overeem May Be Out The Door Following Loss to Ben Rothwell

Michael Bisping vs Luke Rockhold Set For November 8th

Tyron Woodley: I Won't Fight Hector Lombard Unless It's For a Title





MMA KING PROMOTIONS

Bet365 Referrer Code

Bovada Free Bet Bonus Code

Stan James Free £10 Bet Promotion

Where to Bet on UFC

Titan Bet Bonus Code

Bet365 Sports Bonus Code

Bet Money on UFC





MMA SPECIAL FEATURES

UFC Bonus History

UFC PPV History

MMA-King.com - Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved