Dem's fightin' words.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Rory MacDonald was in attendance at today's (July 24, 2012) UFC 152 press conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to promote his upcoming fight with former lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn.
When asked to comment about the history between their two training camps, a stone-faced "Ares" didn't mince any words when it came to the recent TriStar-inspired comments "The Prodigy" has made about his former feud with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and the Canadian-based mixed martial arts (MMA) gym.
Not known for trash-talking, MacDonald made it clear that if "Baby J" isn't taking their bout serious, he will be in for a world of hurt when the dust settles at the Air Canada Centre.
Check out his warning after the jump:
"No, that's on him he is worried about TriStar. I don't care about that, I fight for myself and that's it. I am not worried about that. He is all upset because Georges whooped him, but, I am going to hurt him even worse, so. I am training for the best B.J. I am just preparing myself to be the best version. I am going to come out evolved, I am going to be in shape, explosive and exciting like I always do. I am going to be very technical and I am going to be on point. I don't know where B.J. is at. You know, he didn't even show up to this. He is dropping out of the VADA testing. Last time I saw him he looked really out of shape. I don't know where his head is at in this, but, he better get serious or I am going to hurt him very badly."
For what it's worth, Director of UFC Canadian Operations, Tom Wright, informed the members of the media Penn was unable to make it to the press conference because of family obligations.
"Ares" is coming off if a second round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Che Mills at UFC 145 this past April and is currently riding a three-fight win streak. A win over Penn will solidify his status as a top title contender, just don't expect him to fight "GSP" anytime soon should he prove victorious against Carlos Condit at UFC 154.
Anyone surprised at the comments that Rory had to share about B.J.? Is the future Hall of Famer in over his head when he takes on the young Canadian in his own backyard?