738 Search Results for rory macdonald

Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: MacDonald and Torres Go Full 20 Minutes

Social media and mixed martial arts fans around the world blew up when it was announced that UFC star Rory MacDonald would be featured on tonight’s Metamoris card. His opponent, Jonathan Torres, is known for his accomplishments as a gi-grappler. However, he recently has been on a tear in no-gi competition most recently winning the...

Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am

GSP On Rory’s Title Shot, And His Personal MMA Future

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been noncommittal regarding his return to MMA. ‘Rush’ spoke to MMACanada, to discuss his potential return, his teammate Rory MacDonald, who will likely get a title shot in his next fight, and avoiding injuries in training. Check it out:

Oct 10, 2014 1:05 pm

MacDonald: ‘GSP doesn’t have to fight for the title upon return’

With a title shot of his own looming, Rory MacDonald is forced to face the real possibility that his teammate and mentor, Georges St-Pierre, will return to the UFC’s welterweight division. “I would assume so,” MacDonald told FOX Sports in regards to a possible GSP UFC return.”It doesn’t mean he has to fight for the...

Oct 9, 2014 12:32 pm

MacDonald To “Shock The World” At Metamoris 5

“When the guy’s not allowed to knock your head off, it’s kind of fun. It becomes fun and like a hobby. Grappling is like a hobby. It’s more something for fun and a good experience. We can go in there and win, but (Torres) can’t come into our game and win. It takes so much...

Oct 9, 2014 10:42 am

QUICK TWITT | Askren Beats Rory ‘Any Damn Way He Wants’

One FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren just wants to make sure you know that he can beat UFC contender Rory MacDonald. For those of you who are curious about how I would beat @rory_macdonald let me say… Any damn way I want to! — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 9, 2014 Are you buying?

Oct 5, 2014 4:11 pm

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Disses Tarec Saffidine Following TKO Loss To MacDonald

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Rory MacDonald TKO’d Tarec Saffiedine in the third round, becoming the first man to stop Saffiedine in his career. Following the bout, Hector Lombard took to Twitter to diss ‘Sponge’. Check it out: @tarecfighter I KO you the same way in practice remember?? — Hector...

Oct 5, 2014 10:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To MacDonald’s Win Over Saffiedine

Last night Rory MacDonald fought a very game Tarec Saffiedine in the main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax. The bout ultimately ended with MacDonald landing a devastating uppercut in the third round, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Below is a compilation of UFC fighters reactions to the bout: Awe Rory's...

Oct 5, 2014 9:04 am

Saffiedine Has “No Excuses” For Losing To MacDonald

Last night in Halifax Nova Scotia, Rory MacDonald picked up a TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine in front of his native Canadian crowd, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Saffiedine spoke with MMAJunkie following the loss: “I don’t really have an excuse, I came prepared, I had a good camp and I...

Oct 4, 2014 10:10 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: MacDonald smashes Saffiedine, earns 3rd round TKO

Rory MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) defeated Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) via third-round TKO in tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 main event in Halifax. MacDonald was quick to take control of the center of the octagon in this one. Both fighters were tentative in the early minutes, but began opening up after a quick feel...

Oct 4, 2014 5:05 pm

“UFC Fight Night 54 MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” Official Results

The UFC caps off their second event of the day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada this evening. The event, UFC Fight Night 54, is headlined by a welterweight fight featuring perennial contender Rory MacDonald taking on former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. In the co-main event, bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway will do battle,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am

MacDonald: Win Over Saffiedine Makes Me “Obvious Choice” For Title Shot

Rory MacDonald is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night Halifax bout against Tarec Saffiedine tomorrow. The bout will be MacDonald’s first time headlining an event, and what better place to do that, than in his home country of Canada. He joined MMAJunkie to discuss the bout, as well as what he has to gain...

Oct 1, 2014 3:47 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: MacDonald vs. Maia

Looking to bounce back from a loss, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald stays focused on his opponent, Demian Maia, at UFC 170. See MacDonald fight Tarec Saffiedine in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Sep 2, 2014 5:01 am

Rory Trolled For Years Over Walkout Music By Relentless Fan

Rory MacDonald has quite the unique story when it comes to picking his entrance music. The Tristar fighter was unable to pick his own entrance music for over a year because a fan pretending to be him was doing it for him. Aries told the story on The MMA Hour: “I moved from Pomona to...

Aug 27, 2014 4:01 pm

MacDonald: “I’m Coming For The Belt. I’m Going To Demolish Everyone I Have To”

“I’m in the hunt mode,” he said matter-of-factly. I feel like right now in the last couple of fights, I’m really hungry. I’m really focused. I’m here for the kill. “I’m coming for the belt,” he continued. “I’m going to demolish everyone I have to to get to that point.” Rory MacDonald spoke with Ariel...

Aug 19, 2014 3:31 pm

PHOTO | MacDonald And Saffiedine Staredown

Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine faced off for the first time in preparation for their bout at UFC Fight Night 54 on Fox Sports 1 on October 4th. Who do you have in this welterweight matchup?

Aug 14, 2014 10:19 am

Lombard Wants MacDonald/Saffiedine Winner

Top UFC welterweight, Hector Lombard is campaigning for a title eliminator bout, against the winner of the upcoming Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine fight. The American Top Team fighter is currently nursing an ailing back injury, that has kept him out of the hunt since his last victory over Jake Shields in March. Though surgery...

Aug 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Saffiedine Disses MacDonald, Says He Has No Kickboxing

Tarec Safiedine is gearing up for his fight against Rory MacDonald in October at UFC Fight Night 54, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, California. He spoke with Submission Radio to explain why he will defeat MacDonald: “You are as good as your last fight, right? So when I watch his fight against...

Jun 15, 2014 11:49 am

Rory Ready For Title Shot But Doesn’t Want To Sit Idle

“It’s not that I don’t want the title shot. I want it to be clear: I want that. But I respect the decision that there are two guys ahead of me that have been promised it, but if that fight is a stinker, I’m ready to step in. I like to fight. If I wait...

Jun 15, 2014 11:30 am

Firas Zahabi: ‘GSP Motivated For Return, Rory Deserves Title Shot

“I think [GSP will return]. I think there’s a lot of fire left in him. Especially since he got injured, he’s more motivated than ever. He’s was just about to start sparring again before he got injured. I think there’s a lot of martial arts left in him.” GSP head coach, Firas Zahabi, discussed the...