Morning Report: Rory MacDonald Challenges BJ Penn, UFC Joins Forces With EA Sports
This is how these things start. B.J. Penn cracks opens the door by publicly waffling. The UFC catches winds of it and sends Josh Koscheck to try and stir something up. The first public call-out hits, and just like that, the wheels are in motion.
By then it doesn't matter when Penn rejects the challenge, because how much can a rejection matter when it's that half-hearted and waffley? So with an open invitation, 22-year-old ultra-prospect Rory MacDonald (aka, one of Penn's rival's closest friends) comes along and sweetens the pot.
"There's a guy that I want to fight before he leaves the sport, and that's B.J. Penn," MacDonald slyly declared on yesterday's 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... [via MMA Fighting]
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