BJ Penn accepts Rory MacDonald’s challenge to fight in Sept.
Yesterday afternoon on MMAFighting.com’s “The MMA Hour”, Rory MacDonald called out an MMA Legend.
The Canadian based fighter proclaimed, “Right now I feel there’s a guy that I want to fight before he leaves the sport and that’s B.J. Penn… He’s a legend and I think it’d be a really good matchup for me to have that fight in Toronto.”
For the past several weeks we have seen the likes of Gilbert Melendez, Josh Koscheck and Anthony Pettis all try to make a fight happen with the retired two-division champion. However, even after numerous call outs, Penn has stuck to his guns and opted to stay out of active competition.
In speaking with the director of BJPENN.COM, and after contemplating the matchup and possible return to action with his advisors, BJ Penn issued the following response to Rory MacDonald:
“Rory, I accept your challenge!”
Now all that is left is to get the UFC on board and put “Penn” to paper.
The bout is proposed for the UFC’s return to Toronto, Ontario Canada on September 22 for UFC 152. No venue has been selected at this time.