Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UFC Canada Exec Tom Wright Wants To See MacDonald vs. Penn Booked As Five-Round Main Event

UFC Canada Director of Operations Tom Wright spoke in Toronto recently during a media event for the upcoming UFC 152 event scheduled for the city this coming September. Featured on the card is a welterweight match between former two division champion BJ Penn and rising star Rory MacDonald.
With no current main event booked, Wright would love to see a MacDonald vs. Penn bout booked as a five-round non-title main event match.
“I think it’s a great fight. Intriguing is a really good word because you’ve got this young, really up-and-coming guy (MacDonald). Call him up-and coming but he’s won thirteen fights and only lost once, and that was to Carlos Condit. So I think he, certainly for us, is one of the faces of the future and this is going to be a really big test for him.”