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Penn loses to MacDonald in unanimous decision

By Billy Hull

LAST UPDATED: 05:04 p.m. HST, Dec 08, 2012

SEATTLE >> Rory MacDonald defeated B.J. Penn by unanimous decision in a co-feature bout of the UFC on FOX 5 event at Key Arena on Saturday night.

MacDonald hurt Penn with a kick to the ribs in the second round and also scored a takedown.

The fighters traded shots early, but MacDonald controlled the rest of the fight on his feet, using a wide array of kicks to frustrate Penn.

Two judges scored the fight 30-26, while the third had it 30-27.

The start to the third round was delayed a few seconds as a ringside doctor checked Penn's left eye, which was badly swollen.

MacDonald improved to 14-1 overall and handed Penn (16-9-2) his fourth loss in his last six UFC fights.

Penn is 1-5-1 in the UFC at welterweight since beating Matt Hughes for the championship almost nine years ago.

It was Penn’s first fight since losing to Nick Diaz in October 2011.

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Willieboy wrote:
bj gotta call it a career before he gets seriosly hurt. he took cracks again this fight
on December 8,2012 | 03:46PM
kainalu wrote:
Should have done so several fights ago.
on December 8,2012 | 04:27PM
pandadaddy wrote:
1-5-1 is about right for Penn
on December 8,2012 | 03:49PM
Kawipoo wrote:
Who cares if some local Neanderthal gets his head beat in.
on December 8,2012 | 04:18PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Human beings care, try being one!
on December 8,2012 | 04:37PM
sjean wrote:
I am a human being. I could care less if one meathead gives a smackdown to another. Seriously? We're supposed to care about a man who lives to fight? Join the army. FIght for something other than your cabbage-eared ego.
on December 8,2012 | 07:05PM
st1d wrote:
not a fan of bj. still, he should quit the cage while he can can still dress himself.
on December 8,2012 | 04:29PM
waianae94 wrote:
You can't fight age. He was the best in the past. Now he should train others.
on December 8,2012 | 04:57PM
Pareidolic wrote:
Tell that to Anderson Silva, who is 37 and the #1 ranked pound for pound fighter. Stop making excuses.
on December 8,2012 | 06:15PM
sjean wrote:
So you admit age has nothing to do with his diminished skills.
on December 8,2012 | 07:21PM
waianae94 wrote:
Some people react differently to age. Stop overgeneralizing.
on December 8,2012 | 07:54PM
MrRealistic wrote:
What's the excuse this time? Retire!
on December 8,2012 | 06:48PM
hawaiikone wrote:
He doesn't need an excuse. It's tough to quit when you still have the heart but not the body. He's got nothing to feel bad about, he had a good run, better than most.
on December 8,2012 | 08:08PM
HD36 wrote:
Bj is small for the welterweight class while most of the guys he fights in this class cut down from 185lbs or more. By the time the fight starts he's giving up 20lbs of muscle. He should stick to the lightweight 155lb class.
on December 9,2012 | 08:18AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
155 is his class..he can't hang with the big boys
on December 8,2012 | 07:59PM
chuck4664 wrote:
i agree100%
on December 8,2012 | 08:43PM
mynah wrote:
Pau already.
on December 8,2012 | 10:45PM
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