This fight looked like a mismatch on paper. In reality, it proved to be an ever bigger mismatch than originally expected.
B.J. Penn’s best days are behind him. Rory MacDonald is one of the most dominant fighters in the world today. Putting aside the massive size disparity, age difference and athleticism gap, just the fact that Penn had already proven that he couldn’t compete at this level anymore should have been enough to earn him a pardon from this beatdown.
MacDonald mercilessly destroyed the legend in three rounds – likely ending his career for good. Next up for Penn? The old folks home. For MacDonald? Ideally Johny Hendricks (since obviously Dana White will screw him out of a title shot he clearly deserves.) Most likely? Carlos Condit.
Check out the highlights from this one in the video below.