Archive: Rory MacDonald

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.

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!

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...

Apr 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10” Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

Training with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre come with perks according to Jake Ellenberger as he speaks to MMA Digest about Rory MacDonald. “I’m not really sold on him. In my opinion the only top 10 guy in our division he’s fought he’s lost to, and that’s Carlos Condit. I think he’s definitely...

Apr 11, 2013 8:52 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC on FOX 8

After an injury layoff, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will next face Jake Ellenberger at Seattle’s upcoming Fox card. Carlos Condit was set to rematch MacDonald (14-1, 5-1 UFC), but the Canadian welterweight pulled out with a neck injury. MacDonald’s last fight was a dominant unanimous decision victory over former champion BJ Penn. Ellenberger (29-6, 8-2...

Apr 4, 2013 8:46 am

VIDEO | Fightland Visits Tristar Gym

Go behind the scenes of coach Firas Zahabi’s legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal, home to UFC champion George St. Pierre, blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald, and MMA hopefuls like James Polodna and Kajan Johnson.

Mar 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Is It Time For A Welterweight Interim Title? | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis After Johny Hendricks defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 158 it looked like he would finally get a crack at the welterweight strap, but it seems that a shot at the title has once again evaded him, this time in the form of an Achilles tendon injury to welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre....

Mar 7, 2013 7:59 am

VIDEO | Ultimate Insider: Rory MacDonald Full Blast | UFC NEWS

“Rory MacDonald Full Blast” – An injury forced Rory MacDonald off UFC 158 but the welterweight prodigy still looms large as a likely future opponent for anyone hunting the 170 pound strap. MacDonald was mic’d up and provided the live commentary as Johny Hendricks put on a show at UFC 154.

Feb 19, 2013 10:29 am

Nate Marquardt Not Woodley Set To Face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

When Rory MacDonald withdrew from UFC 158 with a neck injury, it left Carlos Condit withour an opponent. Not one to seize an opportunity, Johny Hendricks stepped up and took the co-main event fight. However, this left Hendrick’s original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, in the same position Condit was just in. There was talk of Tyron...

Feb 19, 2013 10:26 am

Carlos Condit And Manager Release Statement On Booking Hendricks | UFC NEWS

It was announced yesterday that Johny Hendricks will face Carlos Condit as an injury replacement for Rory MacDonald at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16. Below are official statements from Carlos Condit and his manager, Malki Kawa, regarding the change. “While I was disappointed to hear that Rory MacDonald is injured, I am glad...

Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Rory MacDonald injured, Out of UFC 158 vs. Condit | UFC NEWS

Rory MacDonald has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 158, as reported by Ariel Helwani. The 23-year-old Canadian suffered an undisclosed injury during his training camp for what was already a highly anticipated rematch versus the “Natural Born Killer”. The welterweights faced each other at UFC 115 in June of 2010....

Feb 6, 2013 10:32 am

Tyron Woodley Calls Out Rory MacDonald | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight [Rory MacDonald]. If anything happens with Carlos Condit, God forbid, or something happens with that fight, I already told Dana White. Nobody’s calling him out for a reason, because he’s freaking unreal. But if you wait, you think he’s going to stop getting better? In two years, this kid’s probably going...