Archive: Rory MacDonald

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Oct 2, 2013 1:20 pm

Jake Ellenberger: Martin Kampmann rematch ‘a good possibility right now’

UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger (29-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) is looking to bounce back into title contention by avenging a previous loss he suffered at the hands of Martin Kampmann (20-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC). Both fighters, Ellenberger and Kampmann, are coming off disappointing performances in their last octagon appearances. “The Juggernaut” was out-pointed by Canadian Rory...

Sep 28, 2013 1:41 pm

TUF Finalist Mike Ricci Released By UFC

Following his UFC 165 split-decision loss at the hands of Myles Jury, TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star Gym team member, Mike Ricci has been released from his UFC contract. The release comes on the heels of several announced cuts made by the world’s most recognized promotion this week. Ryan Couture, Yushin Okami, Benny Alloway, Papy...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Aug 19, 2013 11:37 am

UFC is Likely to Make MacDonald vs. Lawler Happen

A fight that a number of fans want looks like is going to happen. Welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald, coming off his dismantling of Jake Ellenburger, is likely to face another dynamic striker in the near future. During Saturday night’s media scrum, UFC president Dana White was asked about a matchup between MacDonald and Robbie Lawler....

Aug 2, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White ‘guarantees’ GSP vs. Rory MacDonald UFC fight

Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) scored a less than thrilling unanimous decision victory over Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) this past weekend at UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle. Since “Ares” didn’t exaclty blow “The Juggernaut” out of the water, many are wondering what is next for the Canadian welterweight standout. UFC president...

Aug 1, 2013 10:50 am

Dana White Wants MacDonald vs. Lawler

Following their two performances at UFC on FOX 8, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler (pictured) have put forth a match-up that the UFC boss wants to see.  At the UFC World Tour press conference in New York on Wednesday, Dana White said that he was, “Thinking about doing Rory [against] Robbie Lawler.”   By Christopher...

Jul 30, 2013 12:55 pm

GSP Won’t Let Media Tear Apart Friendship With MacDonald

Georges St. Pierre isn’t impressed with the way the media is trying to drive a wedge between he and his buddy. Ever since Rory MacDonald defeated Jake Ellenburger over the weekend, the call for these two Tri Star training partners to someday square off has been beckoning. Rory brushed off the notion during post-fight interviews...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 29, 2013 11:24 am

GSP Defends Boring Performance Of Teammate Rory MacDonald

Last Saturday Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger fought and did not live up to their hype. The two welterweight fighters received more boo’s than cheers following their co-main event which was billed as a potential title eliminator. In the aftermath, MacDonald teammate, GSP took to Canada’s TSN to defend his pupil and support Rory’s game...

Jul 27, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Boss: ‘You’re crazy’ if you think Rory won’t fight GSP

“I’m going to ask you a question. [MacDonald] basically lives in Georges St-Pierre’s house, meaning he trains there in his training facility. He lives in Montreal, Canada. Georges St-Pierre says nothing but good things about this guy. What’s he going to do? Is he going to run out in front of the whole world and...

Jul 26, 2013 11:25 am

Rory MacDonald Won’t Fight Teammate GSP

“No, me and Georges aren’t fighting. When we get to that point, me and Georges and our coaches, we’ll come to a solution. When we get to the road, we’ll cross it. We’re not gonna fight.” In an interview with the NY Post, Rory MacDonald dismisses all talks about fighting his mentor and teammate, UFC...

Jul 24, 2013 10:22 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

While we wait for Rory MacDonald to throw down with Jake Ellenberger this weekend, the UFC is releasing MacDonald video’s as part of the fight week hype. Back at UFC 145, MacDonald faced off with British slugger Che Mills and has been considered a top prospect for contention ever since. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 24, 2013 9:40 am

VIDEO | MacDonald Always Knew He Wanted To Be A Fighter

“I just fell in love. I started training. It was amazing. I was addicted. I was completely consumed in it. It was all I did like 24 hours a day was watch videos, train and try to learn as much as I could. “I pretty much knew instantly that this was going to be what...

Jul 19, 2013 11:18 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

At UFC 133 Mike Pyle and Rory MacDonald squared off in a welterweight clash that put Rory MacDonald on the map inside the cage and promised the young Canadian future high caliber opponents. If you missed the fight hit play above and enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Jake Ellenberger Goes Off On Rory MacDonald During Yesterday’s Media Call

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true and my message to Rory is pretty clear: start tasting some flavors of baby food and find one you like and stock up because this isn’t a Tears for Fears lookalike contest. All I said is for him to prepare for some horizontal television time, and I meant...

Jul 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Dana White Assesses Ellenberger V. MacDonald

  Number 3 and 4 contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Rory MacDonald, are set to square off July 27 at UFC on FOX 8.  UFC President Dana White said that the winner of this fight will be very close to a title shot.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   As...

May 21, 2013 9:57 am

Rory MacDonald Dismisses St. Pierre Fight, But Hints at ‘Arrangements’ with GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald spoke with The MMA Hour Monday about his friendship with current welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre. As has lately been the case with MacDonald (14-1), given his steady rise to being ranked the UFC’s 3rd contender in the 170-lb division, he was asked what he would do if offered...

May 4, 2013 12:47 pm

Ellenberger Not Impressed With Rory MacDonald

UFC on FOX 8 features a welterweight matchup with possible title implications on the line between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger. The two welterweights have been surging through the ranks collecting bodies in route to their scheduled showdown on July 27 in Seattle, Washington. If you ask Ellenberger about the matchup and his upcoming opponent...