Rory MacDonald faces B.J. Penn on Dec. 8 in Seattle. | Photo: Sherdog.com
More than two months still separate Rory MacDonald and B.J. Penn from their UFC on Fox 5 showdown on Dec. 8 in Seattle, but that has not kept them from trading barbs in the social media world.
Penn and MacDonald took swings at one another on Twitter and their respective fans followed suit. An emerging force at welterweight, MacDonald touted his 200-pound pre-fight frame and jabbed at the Hawaiian’s conditioning. Penn fired back, reminding the Canadian of his affinity for playing David to an opponent’s Goliath.
Other items of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week include UFC President Dana White’s revelation that Matt Mitrione turned down a proposed bout with 2011 Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier, UFC analyst Joe Rogan sharing his views about Sherdog.com, a nostalgic video on mixed martial arts and a discussion on the relation of reach to the success of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.