Dana White Wants MacDonald vs. Lawler
Following their two performances at UFC on FOX 8, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler (pictured) have put forth a match-up that the UFC boss wants to see. At the UFC World Tour press conference in New York on Wednesday, Dana White said that he was, “Thinking about doing Rory [against] Robbie Lawler.”
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
At the UFC World Tour press conference Wednesday, UFC President Dana White expressed interest in a match up between two to welterweight fighters, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler.
Both fighters fought and won on last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 8 card. Lawler earned a second-round TKO victory over Bobby Voelker in an exciting display of his power, aggression and exciting striking abilities. MacDonald’s victory over Jake Ellenberger was underwhelming, in terms of action. MacDonald used his jab to defeat Ellenberger in a three-round fight that frustrated his opponent almost as much as it did the fans.
For Lawler, his last two fights in the UFC have seen spectacular knockout wins, feats that have earned him a spot in the top 10 contenders at 170 lbs. A fight with MacDonald would be his highest-ranked opponent as of yet in the UFC, and a win could certainly launch him into title contention.
For MacDonald, the number 3 welterweight contender has a 6-1 record in the UFC. His recent win over Ellenberger marks the first victory of a top-10 ranked opponent.
During the UFC World Tour press conference, White did not give an indication of whether the fighters had been contacted about the fight or when the fight would take place.