Dana White: BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald is offPosted on August 5, 2012, 04:45 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White has officially announced post-fight at UFC on FOX 4 that the long-anticipated welterweight encounter between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald is now off. White revealed MacDonald required "38-48" stitches after getting cut in training, which forced out of training for no less than one month. Penn is still expected to compete on the card against a yet to be determined opponent.
The fight between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald was expected to co-headline UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on September 22nd. The event is headlined by the inaugural UFC Flyweight title bout (Johnson vs. Benavidez), while Brian Stann takes on Michael Bisping in another high-profile main card action.
Here's what Dana White had to say during UFC on FOX 4 post-fight media scrum:
"(VADA testing) - We don't have to worry about that anyway. It won't happen. Rory is out. He got cut open today, wide open. Thirty-eight, forty-eight stiches... something like that. No contact for month. (BJ Penn's new opponent) - we'll find out tonight after we doing the show."