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Dana says nice things about Johnson, not-so-nice things about Rory

Rory MacDonald, right, won a unanimous decision over

(Credit: The Seattle Times)

UFC president Dana White rarely, if ever, minces his words.

After UFC on Fox 8 on Saturday night, White had nothing but positive things to say about flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but welterweight Rory MacDonald did not get the same treatment.

MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger went three rounds, with MacDonald winning the decision in a very uneventful fight.

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Guard remains unchanged after Penn-MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5

Rory MacDonald, right, kicks BJ Penn in the

(Credit: AP )

Rory MacDonald beat BJ Penn at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle on Saturday night. Where exactly was the "changing of the guard" mentioned prominently on the broadcast and elsewhere? Penn is 33 years old, MacDonald 23. Other than the age difference, this fight should not be looked upon as any sort of changing of the guard. Thirteen-plus months ago, Penn entered into an unofficial retirement after...

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