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Expectations can be like a large stone: you can either use them as a pedestal on which to stand above the crowd, or have them drag you down like an anchor at sea.
While 22-year-old welterweight Rory MacDonald faced a worthy opponent in Englishman Che Mills on Saturday night in UFC 145, the bigger opponent was the expectations that have been heaped on the Canadian rising star. UFC president Dana White called MacDonald the next Georges St. Pierre, a reference to the current welterweight champion and one of the most popular and dominant fighters in the sport.
MacDonald burnished his image and raised expectations even higher with an impressive TKO over Mills in a fight that was never close.
Mills was bleeding two minutes into the first round as MacDonald took him to the mat and pounded a deep gash over Mills' right eye and another on his right cheek. The powerful close-quarters punches and elbows made the canvas look an episode of "True Blood."
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Get a brief look at up-and-coming welterweight Rory MacDonald as he prepares for his co-main event bout at UFC 145 against Che Mills. MacDonald demonstrates his impressive vertical jump and perfect plank form during a long day of training before relaxing with a friendly game of Modern Warfare 3.
Rory MacDonald’s UFC 145 Video Blog – Training and MW3 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News
In a stunning display of mixed martial arts, Rory MacDonald lived up to the hype by utterly dominating Che Mills at UFC 145. Following up on his TKO victory, Rory spoke with UFC analyst Karyn Bryant and made it clear that he intends to eventually rule the UFC welterweight division.
A welterweight affair between Rory MacDonald and Che Mills served as the co-featured attraction for tonight’s “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans” pay-per-view broadcast.
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Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between champion...
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Congratulations to Vicente Luevano for winning our UFC 145 Pick 'Em Contest (via a tiebreaker). Next Pick 'Em action will be for next Saturday's UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller on May 5th. Thanks for playing!Consensus Picks:Jon Jones - 79%Rory MacDonald - 75%Brendan Schaub - 86%Miguel Torres - 61% Mark Hominick - 94% Consensus Overall Record in 2012: 32-25 (56%) ...
UFC 145 weigh-ins take place in the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Here is the card for UFC 145: World Lightheavyweight Championship Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin Mark Bocek vs. John Alessio Preliminary Bouts on FX [...]