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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:...

Sep 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Report: Rory MacDonald Vs. Hector Lombard Targeted For 2016

Well UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has been asking for a fight with Rory MacDonald and it looks like he’ll be getting it. According to a report on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight, the UFC is putting the fight together and both fighters are close to signing and making things official. The fight would be expected to go...

Aug 12, 2015 7:24 am

Rory MacDonald Has Intersting Take On Robbie Lawler Fight

“The greatest moment of my life. The best experience, it was a real experience, it showed me who I was. It was the best moment of my entire life. Obviously I’m disappointed that I didn’t win, I wasn’t able to push through and stop him, but at the end of the day, it was just...

Jul 13, 2015 4:24 pm

UFC 189 Medical Suspensions: Rory MacDonald Served 6 Month Layoff

“UFC 189” could easily go down as the greatest event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history. Conor McGregor became the new king of the featherweight division while an injured Jose Aldo watched from the sidelines and the co main-event was a contender for “Fight of the Year”. Unfortunately, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will pay the...

Jul 12, 2015 12:16 pm

Rory MacDonald’s Face the Day After UFC 189 Is Brutal

Rory MacDonald’s face sports the cuts, bruises and breaks of a five round war with a welterweight champion. Believe it or not, MacDonald was on his way to winning the fight by way of judges’ decision if he made it out of the last round. UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler landed 69 significant strikes throughout...

Jul 12, 2015 5:45 am

REPLAY! Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald (Highlights)

Robbie Lawler’s first defense of the UFC Welterweight Championship may have been one of the most entertaining fights in the division’s rich history. “Red King” Rory MacDonald proved he has one of the toughest chins in the division when he repeatedly got tagged and continued to press forward. Check out the highlights of the fight...

Jul 10, 2015 7:33 am

Rory MacDonald Signs With Reebok Ahead Of UFC 189

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is the latest fighter to reach an individual sponsorship deal with Reebok. UFC officials released the news yesterday and said the deal takes effect for MacDonald’s title shot this Saturday at UFC 189, against Robbie Lawler. MacDonald also shared the news via Twitter, saying that he was excited and looked forward...