A severe cut sustained in training has forced Rory MacDonald out of next month's UFC 152 card. The fast-rising welterweight was scheduled to face former champ B.J. Penn at the upcoming event.
UFC President Dana White announced the news during Saturday's UFC on FOX 4 post-fight press conference, however, did not confirm of Penn will remain on the card.
UFC 152 takes place on September 22 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and is headlined by a flyweight title clash between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson to crown the promotion's first-ever 125-pound champion. In the co-main event, Michael Bisping takes on Brian Stann in a pivotal middleweight clash.
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Matt Manzella is the managing editor for CageReligion.com and host of Cage Religion Radio. Matt has been working in the television broadcasting industry for over seven years and is also a play-by-play commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
Phil Lanni is the co-host of Cage Religion Radio. Phil wrestled three years in the NCWA at Grand Valley State University -- a team that won nationals all three years. As an individual, Phil is a three-time national qualifier and was ranked seventh in the nation at 184-pounds to earn All-American status. Phil also serves as a color commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League.