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"I'm enjoying training right now," Penn said last month. "You never know what the future holds. If Dana puts something together like 'hey, you want to do this?' You never know. You never know what could happen."(CONTINUED). . .VIDEO INCLUDED
Former UFC champion B.J. Penn has said he will be coming out of retirement to face welterweight contender Rory MacDonald at UFC 152 on September 22nd in Toronto. This could be quite possibly the biggest fight in both fighters careers considering MacDonald has yet to face a match up like this stylistically before. The win would be a memorable one for MacDonald especially if Penn comes out looking like the Penn of old. His heart never in question, Penn decided to hang up the gloves temporarily after his last loss to former UFC fighter Nick Diaz. This fight could be the true last time we see Penn if he is beaten badly, but if he has the same warrior spirit that brought so many UFC fans to the championship "Prodigy" days of the Hawaiians dominant years then his Canadian opponent is in for some lessons of a whole new kind. MacDonald explained the reasoning behind his choice to call out Penn.
"It's more of the idea that he may be retiring, so how many opportunities am l going to get to fight a guy like BJ after he’s gone?" MacDonald said. "I think it'd be a great fight. I know I’m going to fight all these guys in the top 10 eventually. I’m a young guy and these guys are going to be around for a long time and I know I’m going to get my shot against all these guys, and maybe I’ll be missing my opportunity if I wait too long with B.J."
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