MacDonald: Penn fighting for the wrong reasons

by Shaun Al-Shatti | source: mmafighting.com
 

Rory MacDonald stared straight ahead, his delivery startlingly cold.

"I think (B.J. Penn) is fighting for the wrong reasons, and it's going to get him hurt," he said bluntly. The follow-up question was too obvious, he knew he left it out there. Why exactly is Penn fighting for the wrong reasons? The answer was simple.

"Because I'm fighting to hurt him. I'm not fighting for someone's opinion."

MacDonald went on to explain his point. "He's fighting for status, something that isn't real. People's opinions, he wants to change people's opinions. Maybe he doesn't realize that those things are not real.

"Opinions are valid. But the status of someone, someone places a status over your head, like B.J. being a legend. Now that they're not saying it, he's upset about it. Maybe he should've learned that it's fickle."

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OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

12/7/12 12:11 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

GSP says he fights for his legacy, wants to be the best ever lol. I'm not following Rory here, what is wrong with trying to become the best ever?

UGCTT_NKTKDace site profile image  

12/7/12 12:06 PM by UGCTT_NKTKDace

You are such a douche. Like you have any clue at all. "Well Rory said it."lol at you

Ironclad site profile image  

12/6/12 11:40 PM by Ironclad

I agree. Perception is everything. There have been plenty of cases where people are motivated to do things based on complete lies. Sadly, 9/11 comes to mind. Back on topic, if BJ's physique is any indication, I'd say motivation isn't a problem for him this time around.

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

12/6/12 11:30 PM by Brian J DSouza

Rory has a great quote here, that applies to much more than fighting.He made me a fan for life.

CREamed_by_DongJ site profile image  

12/6/12 7:25 PM by CREamed_by_DongJ

I said this exactly on here, BJ Penn is fighting for ego and he's seriously at risk.Rory Macdonald is fighting because it's his job and he's in his prime..

CREamed_by_DongJ site profile image  

12/6/12 7:25 PM by CREamed_by_DongJ

I said this exactly on here, BJ Penn is fighting for ego and he's seriously at risk.Rory Macdonald is fighting because it's his job and he's in his prime..

digitdigit site profile image  

12/6/12 6:58 PM by digitdigit

He'll have a 30lb advantage, so of course he is cocky.

KZTT_W85 site profile image  

12/6/12 6:48 PM by KZTT_W85

This is spot on. It makes absolutely no difference what motivates you. The hard thing in life is being motivated to do some things.It doesn't matter if everyone else thinks it's total crap, if it motivates that person then that's brilliant.Money, pussy, fame, security, legacy are all motivating factors. What works for one doesn't work for someone else, as long as you find something to motivate you then you're on the right track.



 

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