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Rory MacDonald 33 50.00%
B.J. Penn 31 46.97%
Draw 2 3.03%
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Is Rory a better 'athlete'... Yes
Is he bigger and stronger than Penn... Yes


Sometimes a younger fighter has everything won on paper, but I really think the Prodigy has that X factor to win this. BJ is so well rounded, has the experience and has been through the battles.

Penn's biggest enemy isn't Rory, it's himself. If he can dig deep and survive the Mac truck coming at him, this fight is very winnable. Penn can't get caught on the cage, he'll get worn down, swept and GnP'd out.

If he tags Rory standing, keeps him at bay and doesn't get taken down he'll win this fight.

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Penn need's to come out aggressive

I hope Penn demolishes Rory I think he's gotten way too cocky to quick. He has been a beast but calling out a hall of famer and bad mouthing BJ Penn was dumb.
Penn's gonna be fired up and hopefully KO's the talented Rory MacDonald.
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The thing with Penn is you can usually tell how the fight is gonna go within the first round. If he has his way and is controlling the fight it's usually going to be a good night. If he gets controlled and is unable to land first then his will gets broken. I've seen it time and time again.

Unless Rory makes a mistake or is overzealous this fight is his purely on his size. Yah he has the skills, but he's significantly stronger and that plays a role in the clinch, grappling, and on the ground. If Rory goes down to 155 I'd say BJ would take it 7/8 out of 10.

It's 2012 everyone is well versed on all the techniques now. Sadly, size does matter especially if the combatants have equal skills.

If Rory wins he's the rising star and I wonder if he'll fight GSP. On the other hand I don't mind BJ winning at all as I like to root for the underdogs!
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The thing with Penn is you can usually tell how the fight is gonna go within the first round. If he has his way and is controlling the fight it's usually going to be a good night. If he gets controlled and is unable to land first then his will gets broken. I've seen it time and time again.

Unless Rory makes a mistake or is overzealous this fight is his purely on his size. Yah he has the skills, but he's significantly stronger and that plays a role in the clinch, grappling, and on the ground. If Rory goes down to 155 I'd say BJ would take it 7/8 out of 10.

It's 2012 everyone is well versed on all the techniques now. Sadly, size does matter especially if the combatants have equal skills.

If Rory wins he's the rising star and I wonder if he'll fight GSP. On the other hand I don't mind BJ winning at all as I like to root for the underdogs!
I think down the line he will face GSP. He seem's a bit arrogant lately and really has nothing much to say about GSP that's positive. I think he will wanna fight GSP in 2013!!!!
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I think down the line he will face GSP. He seem's a bit arrogant lately and really has nothing much to say about GSP that's positive. I think he will wanna fight GSP in 2013!!!!
I doubt they will fight. Especially with Rory talking about fighting at 185.


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If Rory wins he's the rising star and I wonder if he'll fight GSP. On the other hand I don't mind BJ winning at all as I like to root for the underdogs!
Rory is talented. And I understand beating BJ Penn is more than records and what not, Penn is a vet who has skills.

But a win over Penn really does nothing much in my eyes. I mean it would be his best win by far, he has few if any real good wins.

But he is fighting a washed up LW coming out of retirement. He is the 3 to 1 favorite. He SHOULD win this fight, it is served up on a platter to him to collect a "name". Penn isn't even a top 10 WW, his record at WW is god awful.

Like I said, beating Penn is bigger than what the records indicate. But I'm sick of young fighters knocking off over the hill past legends and everyone acting like they did the unthinkable. Thiago Alves knee'd Hughes in the face and people went ape shit as if it was so impressive. Cain KO'd an immobile Big Nog. Bader beats a fat Rampage who didn't care anymore.

Rory should real dominate this fight if he is the prospect everyone thinks he is. Is young but has a lot of experience for a young guy, trains with GSP and one of the best gyms in the sport, has a massive size/strength advantage, has cardio advantage, is fighting a guy coming out of retirement who can't go more than 1 or 2 rounds. He should cruise.
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