BJ Penn at UFC 107
Sometimes all it takes is the right opportunity and a fighter will jump on it, sometimes even drawing them out of retirement.

It appears that’s the case for future UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn who seems to have found the right fight to lure him back into the Octagon.

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald recently stated that he would like the chance to face Penn in Toronto as part of the upcoming UFC 152 card landing there in September.

The reason behind the request was simply because MacDonald knew that it may be one of his only chances to face a legend in the Octagon before he faces the end of his career.

Well, now it appears that Penn has listened and has a response.

“Rory, I accept your challenge,” Penn said today through his personal website BJPenn.com

While UFC officials are yet to weigh in on the matter, it appears almost a lock that they will make the match-up happen after attempting to get Penn back in the cage for the last few months.

Penn hasn’t fought since losing a one-sided decision to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 in October 2011, where he then announced his retirement from the sport.

Now it appears with some time off to reflect, Penn is ready to return and if everything falls together right, it will be against Rory MacDonald in Toronto at UFC 152.

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