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Boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya knows a thing or two about putting people away and today weighs in on the performance by Rory MacDonald following his win over B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 earlier this month in Seattle.
At UFC on FOX 5, which went down earlier this month from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald put a beating on former division champion B.J. Penn, securing a three round sweep on the judges' scorecards.
And Oscar De La Hoya was watching.
"The Golden Boy" thinks MacDonald is a talented fighter, but urges him to go after the finish. "Ares" had "The Prodigy" hurt several times during their contest, but seemed unable (or unwilling) to go for broke after months of pre-fight trash talk.
The former boxing champ weighs in (via Fight Hub TV):
"I was wondering, why don't you just go finish him? He looks like he has talent, that little 'it' factor, he has to just keep on working on it, feel that killer instinct. Feel it and go after it. Feel it, grab it, get it. I would love to see him use that jab to the body. If I was in there with [BJ Penn], that jab to the body would have just paralyzed him. He's a talented fighter. My hat goes off to him."
MacDonald has a chance to seal the deal in his next fight -- and get revenge in the process -- when he goes toe-to-toe with Carlos Condit on the UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" fight card, scheduled for March 16, 2013 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
See more on that upcoming bout right here. In the meantime, what do you think of De La Hoya's advice?