Rory MacDonald will have received some of the best advice out there by the time he steps inside the Octagon with BJ Penn at UFC 152: Benavidez vs. Johnson.

That’s because MacDonald is a close friend and training partner of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Penn has lost twice to GSP, including a TKO defeat back in 2009.

During a recent press conference to announce UFC 152, MacDonald (13-1) informed those in attendance that he will do everything in his power to take out Penn (16-8-2).

“He’s upset because Georges whooped him but I’m going to hurt him even worse,” MacDonald said.

Penn announced his retirement last year after a loss to Nick Diaz, but decided that chance to prove himself against a member of Tri-Star Gym was worth coming out of retirement for.

For MacDonald, he gets an opportunity to earn his fourth consecutive victory since a loss to current interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit, and improve his stock in the 170-pound division.

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