Rory MacDonald has adopted the nickname ‘Ares’, I was really hoping he’d go with the whole Dexter serial killer image and nickname-it just seems so fitting. ‘Ares’ actually seems to be quite suitable as well though because much like the mythical stories of the Greek god of war-Rory MacDonald is proving time after time in his young UFC career that he will wage a war against any opponent put in front of him.
Tonight he technically picked apart BJ Penn for a three round war that at many times left BJ wobbling on his feet. Rory hit BJ with powerful punches and kicks and had him for a few moments during round two unable to do anything but cover up and take a flurry of destructive body and head shots from MacDonald. The doctors even came in to check on Penn’s status before allowing the third round to go on. MacDonald’s punches had left a few gashes on Penn’s face and a large purple hematoma developed under his eye during the second round. Despite MacDonald physically dominating Penn through the entire fight he was unable to destroy the will of BJ Penn who just kept on coming and taking blows.
MacDonald won via unanimous decision and immediately grabbed the mic from Joe Rogan and issued a challenge to none other than the guy his mentor and training partner GSP just defeated at UFC 154-Carlos Condit. Oh boy, Carlos Condit seems to be the only person on the planet that makes Canadians want to go to war.