Alright, I’m trying to think of a way to start this article in a fair and balanced way, as I need to be impartial, but I used to have a job where I had to lead conference calls and track the attendance/corral stray people needed, and needless to say that was the lowest point of my life. During this period of time I developed conference call cauliflower ear (it felt warm all the time) and spent most of my time hunched over a desk, staring at a piece of plastic with buttons and numbers on it. Seriously, **** conference calls. There is nothing redeeming about them. If it were up to me, conference calls would have to fight Jon Jones with ONE FC rules every other Saturday afternoon or late-morning purely for my entertainment.
I’m not implying Baby Jay Penn feels the way I do about conference calls, I’m sure he doesn’t wish violence upon them, but he missed the UFC 152 conference call and Rory MacDonald is not pleased about it at all. Not even a little. This is what he had to say about The Prodigy:
“I’m training for the best BJ, you know what I mean?” “I’m preparing to be the best version, I’m going to come out evolved. I’m going to come out in good shape, explosive, exciting like I always do, and I’m going to be very technical. I’m going to be on point. I don’t know where B.J.’s at. He didn’t even show up to this. He’s dropping out of the VADA testing. The last time I saw him he looked really out of shape. I don’t know where his head is at in this, but he better get serious or I’m going to hurt him very badly.”
“I think he did it just to start s—, to get something going,” “But I was up for it. I said let’s do it. I was ready to prove that I’m not on anything and maybe motivate other fighters to start doing it, too. But he was the one that offered it and then backed out of it. He started making all these sayings like they weren’t going to release the test before the fight, and all this, and they never did. He started making up all this stuff, so I don’t know really what’s going on with B.J.’s head right now.”
“He’s worried about Tri-Star. I don’t care about that,” “I fight for myself and that’s it. I’m not worried about that. He’s all upset because Georges whipped him, but I’m going to hurt him even worse.”