Archive: Rory MacDonald

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...

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 BJPenn.com’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...