BJ Penn will temporarily return from retirement to fight rising welterweight Rory MacDonald in a welterweight clash later this year in the UFC cage.
Here are some of his thoughts:
“Rory’s a guy with a lot of hype around him and it’s a lot of good hype,” recently said in a video posting. That hype is justified. He’s been doing very well. I wanted to go up against him, Firas, the whole TriStar team. They got a real good thing going on up there and I want to take a crack at it.”
Give the full interview a watch right here:
The fight is expected to take place this September at UFC 152 in Toronto, which means Penn will have to immediately jump into a training camp.
Penn, a former lightweight and welterweight champion, hopes to give MacDonald a tough fight – and wants to leave everything in the octagon.