Archive: Rory MacDonald

Jul 27, 2015 7:44 am

GSP: “I still believe Rory will be world champion one day”

UFC 189 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and produced a number of memorable fights and exciting finishes. The welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald stole the show, as the pair went to war for over twenty minutes. In the end, the champion was able to defeat the...

Jul 3, 2015 8:46 am

MacDonald: ‘Lack of hunger is why I lost To Lawler’

UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald is getting set to rematch current champion Robbie Lawler at next weekend’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. The Canadian standout suffered a close split-decision loss to “Ruthless” in their first encounter at UFC 167, but claims that he wasn’t totally focused or motivated for that fight (via MMAJunkie): “I...

Feb 19, 2015 11:31 am

Lawler on MacDonald rematch: ‘I want a finish’

Earlier this week, it was announced that UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will defend his title against surging Canadian Rory MacDonald at July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. The pair of welterweights met back in November of 2013, with Lawler earning a split-decision win over MacDonald. This time around, Robbie is hoping for...

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Nov 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Legends Sakuraba and Gracie Grapple to a Draw

The first time Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie squared off, strikes were allowed and it was in the PRIDE ring. PRIDE may be gone, but both men displayed fighting spirit when they headlined tonight’s Metamoris card on pay-per-view. In a grappling only contest with a twenty minute time limit, neither man would walk off the...

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 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Shields and Satoshi Battle to a Draw in Secret Bout

This bout between Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi was not advertised for the card as it was kept a surprise for those who purchased the PPV feed or tickets to the event. The interesting part about this match is that Shields and Satoshi knew that they were fighting on “Metamoris 5”, but they would not...

Nov 22, 2014 3:35 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Simoes and Cornelius Grapple to a Draw

Keenan Cornelius and Yuri Simoes put on a fantastic performance on the Metamoris mat in the third grappling match of the evening. Both Cornelius and Simoes played out fantastic strategies, but it was Cornelius who fired off the most submission attempts. Even though Cornelius possessed more attempts, it was Simoes who came the closest to...

Nov 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Magalhaes Controls Diniz In a Draw

Switching gears from the previous bout, Magalhaes and Diniz had a slower paced fight with a long feeling out process. Neither man was in an offensive position until Magalhaes pulled guard ten minutes in. Before Magalhaes pulled guard, he was purely playing the defensive game while Diniz tried to get into a position where he...

Nov 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Tonon Submits Maxwell with a Brutal Heel Hook

Zak Maxwell and Garry Tonon kicked off the event with a fast paced match. Both Maxwell and Tonon went for submissions right away, but it seemed like Tonon got the best of Maxwell when it came to positioning and attempting submissions. Maxwell escaped a handful of submissions including a wrist-lock kimura and a few heel...

Nov 22, 2014 12:34 pm

“Metamoris 5: Sakuraba vs. Gracie” Live Results

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s premier promotion, Metamoris, kicks off their fifth event from California at 5:00 PM EST! California’s Long Beach Convention Center will play host to today’s event that features six grappling matches. UFC’s Rory MacDonald will be battling Jonathan Torres in the co-main event. The headliner is a match that has been fourteen years...

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:

Nov 13, 2014 10:15 am


‘Ares’ is no more. Canadian Mixed Martial Arts master, Rory MacDonald has changed his nickname ahead of his promised title shot. The welterweight fighter formerly known as “Ares”, will now be referred to as, ‘The Red King’. Last night, UFC Tonight announced the change on FOX Sports 1. According to the UFC’s report, Rory, actually...

Nov 3, 2014 5:13 pm

Rory MacDonald Admits He Wants To Emulate Conor McGregor

The hype surrounding Conor McGregor is undeniable. McGregor, who is currently on a 12-fight winning streak, is 5-0 in the UFC, and should he defeat Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night Boston in January, will likely face Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship. McGregor has an extremely unique, and impressive style of standup, one that...

Nov 3, 2014 4:57 pm

Rory MacDonald Is A Fan Of Ronda Rousey, But Not WMMA

Top ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald admits that he isn’t a huge fan of women’s MMA (WMMA), however even MacDonald cant help but be a fan of Ronda Rousey. He spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his viewepoint: “I don’t know what it is. I find it that they fight with...

Oct 24, 2014 12:42 pm

Matt Brown Asking To Welcome Back GSP

Earlier this week it was revealed that former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre had been cleared to return to training, and stepped back into Tristar gym to have his first training session. Despite GSP returning to training, UFC President Dana White stated that St. Pierre would let the UFC know when, and if he’s ready...

Oct 23, 2014 11:29 am

Profile – Rory MacDonald Title Challenger

The folks over at Fightland put together this feature on Rory MacDonald. Get to know the UFC’s number one welterweight contender, by hitting play above.

Oct 20, 2014 8:23 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald Going Hunting

Rory MacDonald is a headhunter in the cage, and is also apparently a hunter outside of the cage as well. MacDonald posted the following picture on his Instagram of himself firing a rifle with a new setup. Loading First shots with the new 30-06 setup View on Instagram

Oct 14, 2014 11:17 am

Rory MacDonald Talks Metamoris Match

Some confusion has amerged over the Metamoris rules. Rory not being familiar with the event discuss what he understands he has signed up for.

Oct 10, 2014 5:52 pm

Rory MacDonald Ready To Represent Canada As UFC Champ

“It’s big news. I kind of expected it. I felt it was a natural fit for me to get in there, but to get confirmation from the organization. It feels good. I feel secure in my spot now.” … “This is an exciting time on the horizon for me and for Canada. I want to...

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 8, 2014 5:59 pm

Rory MacDonald Gets Title Shot In Canada

Canada has its next shot at a UFC world title, and it comes in the form of the welterweight strap, once held by GSP. Montreal’s Rory MacDonald has been slated to face the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler II, and he gets to do it in his hometown. The Canadian Press broke the news today following...

Oct 7, 2014 2:05 pm

QUICK TWITT | Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Top UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has gotten over his obsession with Matt Brown, and set his sights on a new top 5 opponent in Rory MacDonald. Currently booked to face the returning, Josh Burkman, Lombard’s hoping for a number-one contender slot next. Check it: ‘Rory after I’m done with burkman fight me for the number...

Oct 7, 2014 11:04 am

Rory MacDonald: “Title Shot or Bust”

@danawhite @ufc @headrushbrand @tristargym @arielhelwani #titleshotorbust plz retweet — Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) October 6, 2014 Following Saturday’s dominant performance over Tarec Saffiedine, Rory MacDonald has just one request.

Oct 7, 2014 9:34 am

QUICK TWITT | Hear From Last Weekend’s UFC Winners

Last weekend the UFC hit two fight towns with two separate events on the same day. UFC Fight Night Stockholm went down first, from Sweden, and featured an epic battle between Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson in the nights headliner. Across the pond, in Canada, the UFC returned to action with UFC Fight Night Halifax....

Oct 6, 2014 4:50 pm

Firas Zahabi: People Want To See Rory MacDonald Fight For The Belt

Firas Zahabi believes that people want to see his prize pupil Rory MacDonald fight for the belt. MacDonald is fresh off a devastating 3rd round TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night Halifax. The bout marked the first time Saffiedine had been stopped in his career. Following the win, MacDonald, along with many...

Oct 6, 2014 10:38 am

PHOTO | The Eerie Stare Of Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is fresh off his 3rd round TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax. What caught the eye (no pun intended) of many fans however, besides his victory dance, was the eerie stare MacDonald gave ‘Sponge’ throughout the introductions without blinking or flinching. Check it out for yourself:

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 11:06 am

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Following his UFC Fight Night Halifax win over Tarec Saffiedine, last night, Rory MacDonald called for a title shot against the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler. Hector ‘Showeather’ Lombard however has a different plan. He wants to fight MacDonald for the #1 contender spot after he returns to action against Josh Burkman. He took to...