Archive: Rory MacDonald

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 pic.twitter.com/2vcX0qdBiv — 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...

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 9:38 am

Rory MacDonald Hopes UFC Took Note Of Win Over Saffiedine, Gives Him Title Shot

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald hopes that the UFC took notice of his TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine last night at UFC Fight Night Halifax and awards him with a title shot. Saffiedine had never been stopped in his professional career prior to last night. The win put MacDonald’s name undoubtedly in the title picture following...

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 30, 2014 5:03 am

Rory MacDonald Set To Make Metamoris Debut

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to face Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax, however he already has another match lined up after that. MacDonald will be making his Metamoris debut on November 22nd on the promotions 5th JiuJitsu PPV. 1 day ago We’re looking forward to seeing Rory MacDonald face J.T....

Sep 29, 2014 5:01 am

Gaudinot Out Of Fight Night 54, UFC Seeks Replacement

Louis Gaudinot is out of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 54, leaving the UFC to seek a last minute replacement for the event. MMAJunkie broke the news, which came from an inside source who spoke anonymously. According to MMAJunkie, The UFC is currently seeking a North American replacement for the bout, which was scheduled to kick...