Penn & MacDonald Clash Over When They'll Fight
Posted on 06 Aug 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald were scheduled to fight at UFC 152, but MacDonald suffered a major cut in training ad is out of the fight. Following the confirmation that he was out of the fight, he had the following comments on when the fight with BJ Penn will take place…
"I was cut at sparring. I needed (three) layers of stitching. In total I needed 38 stitches. I'm very sad right now that I willl not be healed in time to fight Sept. 22. I am hoping that? (B.J. Penn) will agree to have the fight on a later date in November."
Penn still wants to fight, but doesn't want to wait that long. Here is what he had to say about the bout happening…
"I am sorry to hear about the injury to (Rory MacDonald). This is a fight that got me out of retirement and one that I was looking forward to. I would like to wish Rory a speedy and healthy recovery and request a postponement of our fight to the Rio card. To Rory, let's stay with VADA and continue through with the program from now until we fight!
Rory, with all due respect you challenged me to come out of retirement and I accepted. Then, you back out of the fight! Now you want to put our fight off for two more months, but this fight should happen as soon as the cut heals. (Ten) weeks from now is plenty of time. Let's fight on Oct. 13, that's more than reasonable."