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BJ Penn: “Rory pulled out because he wasn’t going to win”

That’s right, the brash Hawaiian known for talking smack is back and now he is focusing all of his attention on future opponent Rory MacDonald. He says despite Rory’s massive gash, he did not pull out because of the cut. In fact never once has BJ ever heard of anyone pulling out because of a cut 10 weeks out. As a matter of fact BJ said he had a cut that required stitches before the Nick Diaz fight, but never once did he think about pulling out. Here is the full quote from BJ in its entirety.

“I know the reason why Rory [MacDonald] pulled out on September 22nd. The cut is a detail but I know the reason why he pulled out is because he knew he wasn’t gonna win. If he let that cut heal, tried to train, whatever it was, whether he should have been in shape already… I’ve never heard of a guy pulling out of a fight 10 weeks early from a cut. Never in my life have I heard of a guy, 10 weeks before a fight, he got cut, he pulled out. You know what I mean? He feels he has to to what’s best for him, for his team, they’re gonna do that, but it’s 100 percent fact that the reason why they pulled out is because they knew they were gonna lose on September 22nd. If not, you wouldn’t pull out, you would go. Like I said, I had a cut on my eye, 13 stitches inside and out five weeks before the Diaz fight. Didn’t care. Opened up from eight weeks every week all the way up to the fifth week before the Diaz fight but did I ever think about pulling out? Not even once.”

As bad as it sounds, this does make sense. Even when the fight was going to be postponed BJ pushed to have it in Rio, but Rory wanted it on the GSP card in November. Why would someone need the fight to be pushed back that much because of a cut. Is Rory getting cold feet, or is he a little intimidated by the former champ? Only time will tell if BJ is right when we see the two lock themselves in a cage at the upcoming Fox card in December.

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