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BJ Penn isn't motivated by 'bad blood'

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04:24 PM ET 11.20 | BJ Penn admits the real reason he's facing Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5 in a recent interview. "I wanted to have another match against Tri-Star and head coach Firas Zahabi and it's not being done because of any bad blood," admitted Penn. "I feel like I have more to show them and without a doubt Rory has a lot of hype surrounding him. I can see why, he's done great so far. He???s in great condition, he can kick, punch, he can wrestle and he knows how to fight on the ground. Everyone is saying he's going to be one of the top guys and those are the guys I like to fight. It works out two ways for me; I get to face a really good opponent and I get to compete against Firas again."

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