Saturday, August 04, 2012

The bad news broke on Twitter:

Brett Okamoto ‏@bokamotoESPN
Rory MacDonald suffered major cut, out of BJ Penn fight.

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At the UFC on FOX 4 post-event news conference, UFC President Dana White announced that Rory MacDonald suffered a major cut in training, that will keep him out of the UFC 152 fight with BJ Penn, which was to have taken place on Sept. 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

“Rory’s out. He got cut open today. Wide open – 38, 48 stitches, something like that,” said White. “No contact for a month. (The fight is) off. I found out tonight, halfway through the show.”

White, who got the news during UFC on FOX 4, does not know if Penn will remain on the card.