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Jun 18, 2016 9:06 am

Rory MacDonald & Stephen Thompson predict Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

Saturday night in Ottawa, former teammates Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson will square off in a highly anticipated matchup of welterweight contenders that will likely see the next welterweight title challenger crowned. The winner of MacDonald vs. Thompson will likely be facing the winner of UFC 201’s Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley scrap, which...

Jun 17, 2016 11:18 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald discusses layoff after Robbie Lawler fight

Nearly a year ago, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald put on one of the most spectacular fights in the history of the UFC for the welterweight championship. The fight saw MacDonald up 3-1 on the judges scorecards going into the 5th round. Lawler ended up coming out strong in the 5th round, knocking out MacDonald...

Jun 17, 2016 10:50 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson staredown

Friday afternoon, the fighters of ‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ hit the scales ahead of their scheduled bouts on Saturday night. In the main event of the card, #2 ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson will square off with #1 ranked welterweight Rory MacDonald in what many believe to be a #1 contender fight. In the video...

Jun 17, 2016 2:16 am

UFC executive encourages Rory MacDonald ‘to go into the open market’

Top UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald has one more fight on his UFC contract, which will take place at UFC Fight Night 89 this weekend. MacDonald will headline the event against Stephen Thompson that could likely determine the next in line to fight for the UFC welterweight title. However, after this fight, MacDonald will be a...


Jun 15, 2016 11:12 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald discusses lasting impact of Robbie Lawler fight

Rory Macdonald breaks down his bout vs. @WonderboyMMA and the lasting affects of his brutal war with Robbie Lawler. https://t.co/kxOK4WCmv3 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 16, 2016 Back at UFC 189, nearly a year ago, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald fought for the welterweight championship in what became one of the most historic fights...

Jun 14, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre predicts Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson

This Saturday on Fox Sports 1, Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson will square off in a pivotal welterweight matchup that will likely see the new welterweight #1 contender crowned. Ahead of the fight, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, who is friends with, and has trained with both men, gave his preview of the bout...

Jun 13, 2016 10:39 am

GIF | The transforming face of Rory MacDonald during fight with Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler had one of the most exciting fights that saw both men battle and show an unbelievable amount of heart at UFC 189. Ahead of MacDonald’s next fight, Dr. Patrick Wyman of Bleacher Report tweeted a GIF of MacDonald’s face during each round, showing the amount of physical damage that progressed...

Jun 12, 2016 8:34 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson statistical breakdown

A key welterweight fight between top contenders Rory MacDonald (18-3 MMA) and Stephen Thompson (12-1 MMA) will headline next weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Ottawa. Here is a statistical comparison of the two fighters competing in next weekend’s main event (via @Fightnomics): Main Event next weekend-really intriguing matchup. Wonderboy's striking stats are bonkers, but...

Jun 11, 2016 11:04 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson preview

On June 18th, two elite members of the UFC’s welterweight division, Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson, will square off in a pivotal welterweight matchup that could see the next welterweight title challenger determined. For MacDonald, the fight will be his first since his brutal UFC 189 fight with Robbie Lawler for the welterweight championship, in...

Jun 2, 2016 12:49 pm

VIDEO | #TBT battle of the 16-year-olds – Rory MacDonald vs. Jordan Mein

Here’s a trip down memory lane to Rory MacDonald’s third professional fight at the young age of 16! Fellow Canadian Jordan Mein made his professional debut against MacDonald at Rumble in the Cage 17, back on June 17, 2006. MacDonald has matured to be one of the greatest welterweight fighters in the world. MacDonald’s last...

May 26, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald brings in ‘Karate Expert’ for bout with Stephen Thompson

UFC welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson are set for battle at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 18. MacDonald and head coach Firas Zahabi have brought in some help to train for their fight with Thompson, who comes from a karate background. Zahabi posted the following photo to twitter...

Apr 26, 2016 9:32 pm

Bellator MMA looking to pursue Rory MacDonald

While Rory MacDonald is currently slated to fight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 in June, the top ranked welterweight has expressed his desire to test the free agency after the fight given that his contract is expired. Unsurprisingly, Bellator MMA, who have scooped up quite a few UFC...

Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Rory MacDonald defends Conor McGregor: “He did the right thing”

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is preparing to fight the last bout of his current UFC contract when he headlines June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa opposite fellow top contender Stephen Thompson. According to reports, MacDonald and the UFC have not come close to reaching a new deal or contract extension. Rory...

Mar 16, 2016 8:01 am

Rory MacDonald was thrilled for Nate Diaz after UFC 196

At UFC 196 earlier this month Nate Diaz shocked the world as he picked up a 2nd round submission win over Conor McGregor. The win for Diaz was undoubtably the biggest of his professional career, and according to UFC President Dana White, made him a millionaire. Following the win, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald, who defeated...

Mar 4, 2016 3:58 pm

Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa

During today’s UFC Unstoppable press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that a key welterweight bout between Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald will headline June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Stephen Thompson is coming off a spectacular showing against former title holder Johny Hendricks, whom he TKO’d in the very first-round...

Feb 25, 2016 5:41 am

Joe Rogan: Wonderboy vs. Rory MacDonald up next

In early February Stephen Thompson squared off against Johny Hendricks in the main event of what was supposed to be UFC 196. After Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez both withdrew from the main event spot the UFC promoted the co-main event bout between Hendricks and Thompson to the main event. Ultimately, ‘Wonderboy’ scored an incredible...

Feb 5, 2016 9:10 am

WATCH! Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald in EA Sports UFC 2

In July of 2015 at UFC 189 Robbie Lawler looked to make his first title defense since winning the UFC welterweight championship from Johny Hendricks. In his way however was Rory MacDonald, who had waited quite a long time to get his crack at the welterweight championship. Right from the opening bell, Lawler vs. MacDonald...

Feb 4, 2016 12:39 pm

WATCH #TBT! 16-year-old Rory MacDonald’s second pro fight

Wow! Talk about a Throwback Thursday! Check out a very young Rory MacDonald in his second professional fight against Ken Tran at the KOTC – Anarchy event. The fight took place on Feb. 11, 2006, at The Station, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Fellow UFC veteran Patrick Cote also fought in the main event. MacDonald...

Dec 31, 2015 8:36 am

Robbie Lawler reflects on brutal fight of the year with Rory MacDonald

It was a bloody and grueling war that UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and top contender Rory MacDoanld put on at UFC 189 that many fans and analysts voted on for ‘Fight of the Year.’ The champion reflected on the fight, and what was going through his head as he looks to defend his belt...

Nov 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Lombard next for Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is coming off a brutal TKO loss to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 189 earlier this year, but is looking to get back in the Octagon sooner rather than later. UFC President Dana White spoke at a recent fan Q&A event in Melbourne Australia for UFC 193, where he revealed that MacDonald will...

Oct 31, 2015 8:54 am

Firas Zahabi discusses GSP, Joseph Duffy, Rory MacDonald and MORE!

Firas Zahabi arguably has the most star-studded team in the world at Tristar gym in Montreal. Needless to say, when you have Georges St. Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Joseph Duffy, Sage Northcutt, and many other high-profile fighters, there’s a lot that goes on behind closed doors. From Rory MacDonald’s return fight after losing to Robbie Lawler...

Oct 28, 2015 7:40 pm

Rory MacDonald divulges more info on potential GSP return

At the ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ Q&A event leading up to Saturday’s fight, Rory MacDonald was asked about the status of Georges St. Pierre’s return. MacDonald stated that GSP returning wouldn’t affect his run at welterweight because ‘Rush’ wasn’t planning on returning to fight for the title, but rather for super-fights. The crowd immediately went...

Oct 23, 2015 8:04 am

Rory MacDonald gives update on Sage Northcutt’s training at TriStar

Since Sage Northcutt made his impressive UFC debut at UFC 192, where he scored an impressive TKO win over Francisco Trevino, the 19-year-old Northcutt has become the talk of the MMA world. Now, Northcutt is training at TriStar gym in Montreal alongside Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald under famed coach Firas Zahabi. In an...

Oct 17, 2015 11:07 am

Photos | Sage Northcutt training with GSP & Rory MacDonald at TriStar

Sage Northcutt has taken the MMA world by storm since his quick TKO win over Francisco Trevino at UFC 192. Since then Northcutt has decided to train with former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, as well as Rory MacDonald under TriStar gym head coach Firas Zahabi. Check out his pictures from the trip below:...