Archive: Rory MacDonald

Sep 2, 2014 5:01 am

Rory Trolled For Years Over Walkout Music By Relentless Fan

Rory MacDonald has quite the unique story when it comes to picking his entrance music. The Tristar fighter was unable to pick his own entrance music for over a year because a fan pretending to be him was doing it for him. Aries told the story on The MMA Hour: “I moved from Pomona to...

Aug 30, 2014 11:02 am

Tyron Woodley Speaks on Hometown of Ferguson, MI

  Tyron Woodley recently sat down with Steph Daniels from Bloodyelbow.com to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Rory MacDonald fight, his ATT teammates, and his opinion of Bellator MMA’s new boss, Scott Coker. During the course of the interview, more sensitive matters came up, namely the confusing and highly controversial state of...

Aug 28, 2014 12:10 pm

Rory MacDonald: “I just want the belt”

“I didn’t really put too much hope into it. I was just kind of going with the flow. I have to do what I have to do when I fight. That’s all within my hands. That’s what’s in my control. I try to put on the best performance as I can and try to get...

Aug 27, 2014 4:01 pm

MacDonald: “I’m Coming For The Belt. I’m Going To Demolish Everyone I Have To”

“I’m in the hunt mode,” he said matter-of-factly. I feel like right now in the last couple of fights, I’m really hungry. I’m really focused. I’m here for the kill. “I’m coming for the belt,” he continued. “I’m going to demolish everyone I have to to get to that point.” Rory MacDonald spoke with Ariel...

Aug 19, 2014 3:31 pm

PHOTO | MacDonald And Saffiedine Staredown

Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine faced off for the first time in preparation for their bout at UFC Fight Night 54 on Fox Sports 1 on October 4th. Who do you have in this welterweight matchup?

Aug 14, 2014 10:19 am

Lombard Wants MacDonald/Saffiedine Winner

Top UFC welterweight, Hector Lombard is campaigning for a title eliminator bout, against the winner of the upcoming Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine fight. The American Top Team fighter is currently nursing an ailing back injury, that has kept him out of the hunt since his last victory over Jake Shields in March. Though surgery...

Aug 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Saffiedine Disses MacDonald, Says He Has No Kickboxing

Tarec Safiedine is gearing up for his fight against Rory MacDonald in October at UFC Fight Night 54, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, California. He spoke with Submission Radio to explain why he will defeat MacDonald: “You are as good as your last fight, right? So when I watch his fight against...

Aug 8, 2014 10:39 am

Caraway Books Assuncao For October Bout

A battle of bantamweights has been booked for the UFC’s upcoming Fight night 54 event in Canada. Both Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao have agreed to fight. UFC Fight Night 54 goes down on October 4 at Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the headlining slot, Rory MacDonald takes on Tarec Saffiedine....

Jul 31, 2014 9:47 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine Scheduled For UFC Fight Night 54 Headliner

It appears as if Rory MacDonald will get the honor of welcoming Tarec Saffiedine, Strikeforce’s last reigning welterweight champion, back to the UFC’s Octagon. UFC officials announced the bout as the headliner for the upcoming Halifax show. “UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” is set to go down on October 4 at the Halifaz...

Jul 15, 2014 9:12 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald Goes Dirt Biking

Rory MacDonald decided he was tired of hanging out in the city and took his dirt bike out for some fun. Rory posted the following picture on his official Instagram account with the caption: Tired of the city today. Its just me my bike and some dirt for awhile now!

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 14, 2014 10:32 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls Out Rory MacDonald, Eyes Fall Return

Former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine successfully made his Octagon debut in August when he picked up a decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim in a fight of the night performance. After that Saffiedine was expected to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172, however Saffiedine pulled out of the bout with an injury. Now eyeing...

Jul 13, 2014 9:07 am

Ali Bagautinov’s Manager Addresses Recent Drug Test Failure For EPO In Title Fight

“I’m not Ali’s (Bagautinov) lawyer, but I want to draw attention to several circumstances about this decision of Athletic Commission. We are talking about a doping sample, which was taken not on the fight day, not before and not after the event (UFC 174), but two weeks before the show… Two weeks before the fight...

Jul 10, 2014 9:27 pm

Ratings Report: ‘Mighty Mouse’s’ First PPV Estimates Are In

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 10, 2014 3:00 pm

Another UFC Title Challenger Just Got Popped For Controversial Performance Enhancer

The latest in MMA cheats has been uncovered, and it’s a big one. UFC 174 title challenger, Ali Bagautinov has failed his post-fight drug test for EPO and as a result will serve out a twelve-month suspension. This news comes on the heels of several disappointing test failures, including that of Chael Sonnen, who also...

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...

Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office. The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction. Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with Sherdog.com: “My job is to go out there and...

Jun 25, 2014 8:17 am

Woodley replaces Lombard, faces Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48

UFC President Dana White recently announced that Tyron Woodley (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has stepped up to replace the injured Hector Lombard and will now face Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 48 in Macao. Woodley was most recently seen in action earlier this month at...