Archive: Rory MacDonald

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...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 4, 2013 10:31 am

Despite UFC 167, UFC Ranks Rory MacDonald Above Robbie Lawler

UFC 167 saw a sizeable upset when Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Rory MacDonald (right).  Coming into the fight, Lawler was ranked 9th in the welterweight contenders and MacDonald 3rd.  Weeks after the fight, you’d expect Lawler to have assumed MacDonald’s spot amongst the top three welterweight contenders, but the UFC rankings have MacDonald 3rd and...

Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am

Rory MacDonald Does Not Think GSP Is Done With Fighting

“I don’t think he’s gone for good. But maybe he needs some time. People have no idea the kind of pressure it is to fight, and I have no idea what kind of pressure it to hold the belt for (six years). Before that he was headlining cards since he was younger than I am...

Nov 25, 2013 10:14 am

Kennedy Thinks Zahabi, Not Greg Jackson, Is Making Fighters Boring

As a UFC and MMA fan, when I read articles or watch videos about certain fighters, I always notice that glowing in the comments sections, are the heavy criticisms about a certain fighters style. Since we are currently in the season of talking about GSP, he can be the first example. If you aren’t a...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...

Nov 19, 2013 7:26 am

Ben Askren Will Fight Rory MacDonald For Free, Retire If He Loses

Ben Askren, the free agent and former Bellator welterweight champion, is now up for grabs for the various MMA promotions, but Askren would prefer if he could fight in the UFC. Askren has consistently pestered UFC President Dana White since being released by Bellator, but White has been against signing the former champion. “As far...

Nov 18, 2013 1:57 pm

Coach Believes Robbie Lawler Is The Best Welterweight In The World

“It’s unfortunate some are discrediting Rory McDonald now. I thought he was gonna break and he showed me he had a lot of heart. Much respect to him. He will be back in the winning column soon. He just faced one of the strongest guys in the division, someone that can’t be bullied or pushed...

Nov 18, 2013 9:04 am

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler Wants Hendricks for Interim Title if GSP Takes Time off

  “I think [what] we should probably do if Georges takes off for half a year or a year, [is] Hendricks and I fight for an interim title, and when Georges comes back, I’ll beat him up too,” said Robbie Lawler (pictured) at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference Saturday night.   By Christopher Murphy...

Nov 15, 2013 8:39 am

Dana White Is Not Guaranteeing GSP An Immediate Title Shot With Loss To Hendricks

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, UFC welterweight champion, may not receive an immediate title shot rematch if he loses against hard-hitting southpaw Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. St. Pierre, The heavy favorite coming into Saturday’s main event, has all but cleaned out the welterweight division before standouts Hendricks and Rory “Ares” MacDonald rose up the ranks. In...

Nov 15, 2013 8:36 am

Dana White Thinks MacDonald Will Leave Tristar To Fight GSP

It has been a recurring theme among MMA fans when they speak of the UFC welterweight division. Will Rory “Ares” MacDonald, training partner of Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, ever fight the long-standing champion if he gets a title shot? St. Pierre and MacDonald have both been adamant in the past that this was an impossibility,...

Nov 15, 2013 8:34 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Johny Hendicks on Dealing With Buzz, Drug-Testing Drama

Johny Hendricks talks about the buzz leading up to his UFC 167 welterweight title fight against Georges St-Pierre, the GSP retirement talk heading into the fight, the drug-testing drama heading into this fight, getting burnt during the UFC 167 commercial shoot, and more.

Nov 15, 2013 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Robbie Lawler Isn’t Amazed by Career Turnaround

Robbie Lawler talks about his UFC 167 fight against Rory MacDonald, why he’s not amazed by his career turnaround in 2013, why he always thought he’d return to the UFC, his thoughts on Rory MacDonald’s last fight, MacDonald as an opponent, and more.

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...