Former UFC champion BJ Penn has found an opportunity to come out of retirement.
Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald (13-1) issued a challenge to Penn (16-8-2) on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour.
“Right now I feel there’s a guy that I want to fight before he leaves the sport, and that’s B.J. Penn,” MacDonald said to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. ”That’s a guy I really want to fight. I respect him a lot. He’s a legend, and I think it’d be a really good matchup for me to have that fight in Toronto.”
A little over 24hrs later Penn responded via BJPenn.com, “Rory, I accept your challenge!”
Nothing has been officially announced by the UFC.
MacDonald is currently on a three fight win streak, with dominating wins over Mike Pyle, Nate Diaz and most recently a TKO victory over Che Mills. The Canadian’s only loss came at the hands of current interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit.
Penn on the other hand has been on a losing skid, going 1-3-1 in his last five fights. After his