Archive: Rory MacDonald

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...

Feb 3, 2013 11:09 am

Anthony Pettis & Two Others Join BJPenn.Com Radio Tonight

  Tonight on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will discuss this past Saturday night’s UFC 156 event that produced a major upset and some exciting finishes. Joining Bryan and Mitch will be MFC Lightweight championship contender Mukai Maromo, UFC Featherweight Ivan Menjivar, UFC Light Heavyweight Ryan Jimmo, 19-year-old bantamweight Sergio Pettis and...

Jan 24, 2013 11:00 am

Dana White Not Closing Door on GSP vs. Rory MacDonald | UFC NEWS

“You didn’t hear Georges jump in and say, ‘I will not fight Rory MacDonald.’ The way I look at that situation is, Georges is the king, he’s got the belt, he’s known as one of the greatest welterweights ever. The guy is a superstar worldwide, makes a shit-load of money (and) he’s got major massive...

Jan 22, 2013 5:41 pm

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher at UFC 158

  BJPenn.Com has learned that the UFC has added an exciting lightweight bout to their already stacked UFC 158 card that will take place on March 16 at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Two recent Ultimate Fighter finalists will meet as Montreal native Mike Ricci will take on Colin Fletcher. Ricci competed as...

Jan 22, 2013 7:00 am

Exclusive: Alchemist Management Announces the Signing of Bec Hyatt

  Australian women’s MMA fighter Bec Hyatt’s last trip to the cage may have resulted in a loss, but because of her performance and her willingness to step up on short notice, she came out a winner. By accepting a strawweight title fight against Carla Esparza on just two weeks notice, Hyatt endeared herself to...

Jan 14, 2013 9:36 am

Exclusive: Rory MacDonald Promises to Embarrass Carlos Condit at UFC 158

  At just 23-years-old, British Columbia native, Rory MacDonald has an extremely bright future in front of him. He is already considered to be one of the top fighters in all of mixed martial arts and is already a contender for the UFC welterweight championship currently held by his good friend and teammate at Tri-Star,...

Jan 10, 2013 10:02 am

Exclusive: Firas Zahabi Invites BJ Penn to Come Train at Tri-Star

  There’s never been any love lost between BJ Penn and Tri-Star Gym. From BJ’s battles with current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre to his last go round in the Octagon with Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5 this past December. BJ even mentioned to us on BJPenn.Com Radio in November that one...

Jan 7, 2013 7:03 am

This Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci and Firas Zahabi

  This week on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will welcome good friends and training partners Mike Ricci and Rory MacDonald to the show along with their head coach at Tri-Star Gym, Firas Zahabi. Also joining us will be Alchemist Management Chairman Jeff Aronson and President Lex McMahon. This Wednesday night will...

Dec 26, 2012 11:50 am

Condit Bitter Towards MacDonald Over Rematch After Nearly Defeating Welterweight King

  UFC welterweight Carlos Condit has a lot to be proud of this year. After coming off of a 4-0 winning streak in the past three years, Condit won the interim welterweight championship after a hard-fought decision victory against Nick Diaz at UFC 143. This win granted him a highly anticipated title shot against longtime...

Dec 15, 2012 9:22 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

It appears that Johny Hendricks (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) will not sit back and wait for a title shot after all. “Big Rigg” will instead take on welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger (28-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) this March at UFC 158 in Montreal. Ironically, Hendricks will now throw down on the same card as welterweight champ Georges St....