Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/5/12
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. Penn has spent his UFC...
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