Found December 05, 2012 on
This isn't Michael Jordan coming back to the NBA amid media hyperventilation after a year of flirting with playing professional baseball. This isn't Lance Armstrong returning to cycling after beating testicular cancer, or Mario Lemieux un-retiring and becoming a player/owner for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
BJ Penn's return to the Octagon for his UFC on FOX fight against 23-year-old Canadian phenom Rory MacDonald (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Saturday on FOX) isn't even the most anticipated comeback in mixed martial arts history. That honor would go to UFC legend Randy Couture, who decided to retire at age 42 after losing to light heavyweight Chuck Liddell -- then came back a year later in 2007, moving up a weight class and ripping the heavyweight belt off Tim Sylvia's waist.
None of this is to diminish the accomplishments of the Hawaiian fighter, who turns 34 the week after his UFC on FOX fight. At this point, Penn is only applying polish to his amazing fighting career. Pe...
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Fast rising welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to take on mixed martial arts legend B.J. Penn on the main card of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5. Many consider MacDonald to be the heir apparent to the welterweight title currently held by his teammate Georges St-Pierre. Penn appears to be at a crossroads in his career as he has only one win in his last five fights. However, he also appears...
Even with a title fight, Shogun vs. Gustaffson and a slew of other great fights on the card, BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald is slowly but surely stealing the spotlight. Old guard, new guard, a motivated Penn and more storylines than a daytime soap opera, this fight has it all. The guys at Fighters.com have [...]
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Rory MacDonald vs BJ Penn – UFC on Fox 5
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"When they talk about the greatest fighters of all time, I don't ever hear my name coming up any more, and I'm just sick of it. I wanna get back to the glory days." - The Prodigy" B.J. Penn"As a young kid, I looked up to BJ. As a man I don't anymore. He's just another fighter on his way to losing....to me." - Rory "Ares"...