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.
I really don't think it's that far out of the realm of possibility. Penn is a great fighter, and on his best night, he can definitely beat Rory. There is not one area in the game that Rory glaringly outshines him. The only things he has on him are size and cardio, which are very important, and will likely be the deciding factors in the fight. But, it is not at all impossible for Penn take two rounds, or even finish the fight.