Archive: Rory MacDonald

Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Defends UFC’s Contender Decisions

“It’s not like Mortal Kombat where before you fight Shao Khan you have to fight Kintaro. It’s not like that, if it was like that everybody would have to fight John Dodson and Joseph Benavidez and they wouldn’t get passed those guys. That’s how it is. If Ali Bagautinov would have to beat those guys...

Apr 15, 2014 10:08 am

MacDonald Ready for Johny Hendricks After A Win Over Woodley

Welterweight rising star Rory MacDonald is dripping confidence about his upcoming fight with powerhouse Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 this summer. MacDonald has been hovering around the top spot in the division for a long time now, never seeming to get over the final plateau to a championship fight and a belt. But now, Rory...

Apr 8, 2014 7:21 pm

MacDonald vs. Woodley Official For UFC 174 Title Eliminator

Late last month we reported the UFC’s intentions with Tyron Woodley and Rory MacDonald. Those plans have now been finalized and the two welterweight fighters will indeed square off at UFC 174 in June. The bout has also been deemed a number-one-contender clash, putting the winner up against, Johny Hendricks, the UFC’s welterweight champion. Our...

Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

Mar 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Serra Calls For MacDonald vs. Lombard Title Eliminator

The UFC’s welterweight division has never looked so promising. With GSP out of the picture, the list of potential challengers for new champ, Johny Hendricks, has grown substantially. Everyone wants their shot and Matt Serra, who played co-host tonight on ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening, offered up his thoughts. Check it: “This was nuts. Robbie Lawler...

Mar 19, 2014 8:29 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan OnThe Evolution Of The MMA Fighter

UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, discusses that special spark in some athletes that allows them to succeed inside the UFC’s Octagon. The clip is an outtake from Conor McGregor’s upcoming documentary. Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2014 8:22 am

Woodley Thinks The UFC Wants Rory MacDonald To Replace The GSP Void

“I think that anybody is in some form of media and spectators, the good stories always make the front page. What people fail to realize is that it was seven minutes into the fight, I was winning the fight, I won the first round, I won the first two minutes of the second round, and...

Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Joe Rogan Responds To Fans’ Complaints About UFC 171 Comments

After every UFC event, fans will flood their favorite MMA forums, and let their opinions fly. This weekend was no different, but the focal point of most posts seemed to be centered on Joe Rogan, and several of his comments during the UFC 171 show. Fans took issue with Joe’s critique of Hector Lombard, as well...

Mar 10, 2014 2:13 pm

GSP: ‘TRT Is A Joke, Should Have Been Banned Long Ago’

“It should have been done a long time ago. There’s not another sports that accepts it. It’s a joke. For our sport, I don’t want to accuse individuals. Never once have I accused a person. I don’t want to accuse the organization. The problem is the system. One of the reasons why I stopped (fighting)...

Mar 7, 2014 5:54 am

Woodley: Rory MacDonald & Nick Diaz ‘Are Sharing The Same Bag Of Weed’

In recent news former top contender Rory MacDonald stated that he believed himself deserving of the number one contender spot and first in line to face the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler for the newly abandoned UFC welterweight title. Hendricks and Lawler are set to face off on March 15 in Dallas, Texas...

Mar 5, 2014 7:00 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre teaches fighting techniques

MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre teaches basic fighting techniques to a group of prize winners during the “Get in the Cage” event at the legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Feb 27, 2014 10:37 am

PHOTO | GSP Scribes A Woman’s Exposed Breasts With His Autograph

The sidelines are fun for the former champ, Georges St-Pierre. Since his UFC exodus, we’ve seen him partying in Miami, training in NY and hanging in Brazil while keeping his brand in-tact and enjoying his much-needed escape from the UFC’s grasp. In the photo, we have just the latest in the life of the former...

Feb 26, 2014 12:40 pm

GSP: ‘Rory Deserves Next Title Shot, He Will Be Champion’

“I do believe Rory deserves the next title shot. I think he deserves it, and I do believe Rory will be champion. The loss to Robbie Lawler made Rory a far more experienced and skilled martial artist. He has all the tools to be champion. I think he actually beat Lawler, who is one of...

Feb 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants The Welterweight Title

  This past Saturday at UFC 170 UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald looked good in his unanimous decision win over the dangerous Demian Maia. This puts top the welterweight back in the win column after his loss to Robbie Lawler last year. Lawler will fight number one contender Johny Hendricks for the vacant welterweight title at...

Feb 24, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 170 Medical Suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao Could Be Out Until August

No UFC event is without its bangs and bruises. While there are no long-term casualties from UFC 170, five could be out as long as six months. Heading the list of suspended fighters revealed by the  Nevada State Athletic Commission were Rory MacDonald, Raphael Assuncao and Stephen Thompson, all of whom have conditional suspensions for...

Feb 22, 2014 11:09 pm

UFC 170 Bonus Report: Rousey, Thompson, MacDonald and Maia Get Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Demian Maia vs. Rory MacDonald Demian Maia surprised a lot of people with his performance in the opening round of his bout with Rory MacDonald. Some thought his dominant and controlling offense should have rewarded him a 10-8 round, which meant MacDonald would have to fight twice as strong in rounds...

Feb 21, 2014 10:37 am

MacDonald: Maia A Stepping Stone To Title

The always-calculated Rory MacDonald knows he can get back on track Saturday at UFC 170. MacDonald was knocking on the door for a title shot in the welterweight division before Robbie Lawler derailed things with a split decision win over the Canadian in November at UFC 167. MacDonald faces Demian Maia this weekend and, as...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 14, 2013 7:36 am

Johny Hendricks Opens Up As Early Favorite Against Robbie Lawler

After Georges St. Pierre relinquished his title to take some time away from the sport, many wondered who would fight for the belt that is now up for grabs. It didn’t take long to get the answer, as UFC President Dana White announced that Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight each other for the...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...