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Johnson vs. Gustafsson was a true #1 contender fight; Why can’t we have more of these fights?

This is something that has puzzled me for a while now and that is the lack of true number one contenders fights like Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson one. All too often we end up with a fight where it is obvious who the UFC wants to win so they can fight for the title. Like when you matchup the number five fighter against the number ten one, who had went 1-1-1 in his previous...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the long and twisting path to a UFC title; A fan’s perspective

I feel you Lyoto I really do. It has been something that has bothered me for a while now as a fan of the sport. The path to a title in the UFC is one of the most convoluted one you will find. Anyone who has lived or had to negotiate the streets of Munice Indiana will tell you it is one of the most confusing places to try to drive in. It was like they gave a chimp the go ahead to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hendricks Vs Brown / MacDonald Vs Lombard To Decide Next 170lb Title Contender

Two major upcoming welterweight fights will establish who gets the next shot at the title according to UFC President Dana White. Recently announced bouts between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown at UFC 185 on March 14th, and Rory MacDonald Vs Hector Lombard on April 25th feature four of the top six contenders at 170lbs, and it appears that whoever impresses most will go on to fight...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Welterweight Top Contender Spot Up For Grabs Between Hendricks-Brown and MacDonald-Lombard

Death and taxes, those are the only two certainties in life. After getting promised next dibs at the UFC welterweight title in October, only to have the offer withdrawn by UFC president Dana White just two months later, then have White issue the next, next moniker last week, Rory MacDonald will once again have to prove he’s worthy of top contender status. On this week’s edition...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Vs Hector Lombard In The Works For UFC 186

A welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard is in the works for UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada on April 25th. The fight is not official yet, but both fighters are believed to have verbally agreed to the showdown which may well serve as a No.1 contender bout at 170lbs. The 25 year-old MacDonald strung together a three-fight winning streak in 2014, defeating Demian...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Rory MacDonald Gets Lawer-Hendricks Winner … Again

Sorry, not sorry, Rory MacDonald (pictured). Promises are meant to broken according to UFC president Dana White. In October, White promised MacDonald would get the winner of last month’s rematch between then-welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler after his impressive finish over Tarec Saffiedine. Fast forward two months and White did an about-face after Lawler...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Reneges on Promise, Rory MacDonald Won’t Get Next Welterweight Title Fight

Well, Christmas won’t be as merry around the Rory MacDonald (pictured) household this year. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported MacDonald’s next dibs at the UFC welterweight title card has been revoked. This news comes two months after UFC president Dana White promised MacDonald would face the winner of the UFC 181 rematch between then-champ Johny...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald’s time has finally come

Upon entering the cage to begin the first main event of his UFC career, Rory “Ares” MacDonald lulled the man who would stand across from him into his world before their fist fight even started. His opponent, Belgium’s Tarec Saffiedine, was bouncing around in the cage before the Canadian entered. As he continued to stare into the soul of Saffiedine, a “Sponge” from Brussels...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald TKO’s Tarec Saffiedine In 3rd Round At UFC Fight Night 54

Rory MacDonald opted to stand and trade with kickboxing specialist Tarec Saffiedine in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54 last night and proved himself up to the task, edging the action in the opening rounds before TKO’ing the former Strikeforce champion out-of-the-blue with a big uppercut early in the third. Round One: MacDonald feeling out with the jab as the main event gets...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarec Saffeidine Steals The Thunder From Rory MacDonald At UFC Fight 54 Weigh-ins

Rory MacDonald squares off against Tarec Saffiedine at the UFN 54 weigh-ins (Mandatory Credit: Martin Blais/H4TV NEWS) All 24 fighters on the UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine card made weight. But the routine formality of the event does not mean the event lacked its fair share of intrigue. The more than one thousand fans who arrived to witness the official kick-off of...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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