Penn challenges MacDonald to voluntary anti-doping for bout

by Chris Palmquist | source:

BJ Penn recently accepted a return-from-retirement match against rising welterweight star, Rory Macdonald. Penn who has always been critical of PED use in MMA, has challenged MacDonald to take part in a voluntary anti-doping program.

. @rory_macdonald VADA anti-doping has offered to sponsor our coming fight. I've accepted and invite you to help me clean up the sport

. @rory_macdonald VADA results will be released after the fight to ensure the fight happens. Lets get started asap

read official Twitter...

MacDonald was quick to respond and seemed to have no problem submitting to the anti-doping program, while also taking a job at the UFC Hall of Famer:

@bjpenndotcom already worried BJ? honestly I think its a great idea 2, and im ready to do the testing for our fight aswell @danawhite

read official Twitter...

What's next from here is that both fighters will signed up with VADA and submit themselves to random drug testing through out the camp. According to Penn the results will be withheld until after the fight, but it's unsure if VADA would allow it, as their website claims results will be sent immediately to the overseeing athletic commission.

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Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

6/28/12 12:30 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

 because people are scared Jack lol...

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

6/28/12 10:00 AM by Jack_Bauer

Exactly. Both fighters should be commended for doing this, not fucking criticized.

Jaybrone site profile image  

6/28/12 8:30 AM by Jaybrone

 VTFU thank you. FUCK people need to relax and stop trying to read into some pretty innocent tweets to try and clean up the sport.

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

6/28/12 5:44 AM by Jack_Bauer

Jesus Christ, the douchebags are out in full force in this thread....VADA contacts BJ and offers their services to him and Rory prior to their upcoming fight. BJ accepts in an effort to clean up the sport...and people talk shit saying he has it out for Tri-Star. If BJ doesn't accept....people still would talk shit.Rory accepts BJ's offer, also in an attempt to clean up the sport....and people talk shit saying his back proves he is on PED's. If he doesn't accept....people would talk even more shit.Apparently it's a lose-lose situation for both of them. I never thought people would be this upset that two fighters took it upon themselves to adhere to additional testing in an attempt to clean up the sport of MMA.You bitch that the sport is dirty and then you bitch when the fighters themselves try to clean it up. C'mon guys, think rationally.

12SixElbow site profile image  

6/28/12 1:23 AM by 12SixElbow

 You've got an open invitation to come personally see I am a Student at UW here in Seattle. Anytime fren =)

Halifax site profile image  

6/28/12 1:22 AM by Halifax

Troll and a Fraud, I'm out.

12SixElbow site profile image  

6/28/12 1:21 AM by 12SixElbow

 You're interested in me being a student at UW? Come to class with me? Better yet checkout my Student ID card anytime you're in town, help with homework? etc...  I didn't toss out any credentials, you asked. I answered your question. We can hug it out in vegas next week if you're catching the fights?

fightcity site profile image  

6/28/12 1:17 AM by fightcity

Fuck you you stupid cunt its common knowledge GSP blood dopes EPO to hide his ped use and who knows what else along with several others. You fucking idiot elevener but the UFC poster boy could never be cheating when he was caught red handed greasing and they did nothing about it. Oh and I forgot to mention... fuck you!

Halifax site profile image  

6/28/12 1:13 AM by Halifax

I'm much, much more interested in your claim that you're in med school. I'd assume someone who was would never had made such foodstamp assumptions. Let me remind you that its you tossing your cred's as if some form authority on the issue so don't pussy out on us now.

12SixElbow site profile image  

6/28/12 1:07 AM by 12SixElbow

 Look at my post history, I've proven this like 4x. I won't post my full name and license on here so you can email me at work. If you're ever in the seattle area you can swing by and see me at work though. I'm fairly well known in the local BJJ / MMA community not super well known, but there aren't a lot of BJJ practicing male nurses.