Originally Posted by the_bigunit
There is no realm of possibility he beats Rory MacDonald. Not to say Penn is not great, he is. But it's MacDonald's time. Not to mention, Penn has never been consistent at 170lbs.
Hypothetically, let's say Penn does beat MacDonald - still, there's no chance he calls Anderson Silva out. Nor would the UFC even come close to setting that up.
Penn has no business fighting Silva, but you would say the UFC won't set up this fight because it's a blatant mismatch? I definitely wouldn't put it past them... They've done a lot worse.