Rory MacDonald Planning To Switch Up Training For Penn | UFC NEWS
“It’s been tough [waiting for my injury to heal]. I’m ready to fight right away. I’m not one to sit on the sidelines. But it seems like I can’t stop getting injured in training. I’m going to make changes in how I prepare for fights and to do things my way from now on. It’s going to let me fight a lot more. I’m going to take fights on shorter notice. I’m learning from the older guys and see how they prepare for fights, like the two months of training camp. I’m tired of that. I’ll fight more often.”
“I’m feeling a lot better now. I’m able to do technique, hit pads and do conditioning. That brings up my spirits, rather than sitting on my ass. I’m putting what happened behind me and starting camp in two weeks.”
“I’ll still be training at Tristar. But I have to do things my way. At the end of the day, I’m the one getting in the cage and taking the risk and I’m the one making the final call.”
Scheduled to face BJ Penn on December’s UFC on FOX 5 main card, Rory MacDonald, as he tells it to FUEL TV, has apparently decided to switch up the way he prepares for battle in an attempt to stay injury free.
The young welterweight has had a string of injuries, and while he remains dominant in his division has only posted three victories in the past two-years due to multiple injury withdrawals.
The young Canadian also commented on the VADA testing he and Penn originally agreed to when they booked their first bout (cancelled) for UFC 152.
“Sure, [VADA testing] starts eight weeks out. You’ll have to ask my manager more about it.”