Hypothetical Olympic MMA: Men’s Welterweight (170 lbs.)

This week, our hypothetical look into who would become an Olympic champion if mixed martial arts was an Olympic event shifts focus to the men’s welterweight division. Previously in the series, we covered men’s flyweight, men’s bantamweight, men’s featherweight, and the men’s lightweight division. Again, for this series of articles, there will be a selection of four fighters...
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McGregor's coach says training session with Rory MacDonald caused pre-UFC 189 knee injury

Following his win over Chad Mendes at UFC 189, Conor McGregor revealed that he'd injured his knee while preparing for what was supposed to be the biggest fight of his career."Fourteen weeks before the fight I tore 80 percent of my ACL," said McGregor during a fan Q&A in his hometown of Dublin. "I could barely walk, I could barely kick."Shortly after, however, talk of McGregor...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Ottawa Results: Stephen Thompson Dispatches Rory MacDonald

It started out slow, but after 25 minutes the speed and awkward style of Stephen Thompson overwhelmed Rory MacDonald as “Wonderboy” cruised to a unanimous decision win (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) at UFC Fight Night Ottawa on Saturday. MacDonald wasn’t able to land a single takedown and Thompson out-struck MacDonald, 124-61 and 109-59 in significant strikes. The win for Wonderboy...
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald likely headed to surgery after suffering another broken nose

Rory MacDonald suffered another broken nose as a result of his fight against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and it will likely land him in surgery this time.Last July, MacDonald's nose was smashed in a five round war with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and the damage done directly led to the end of the fight.MacDonald had to take several months off to allow his nose to recover...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen 'Wonderboy' cruises to win over Rory MacDonald, calls for title shot

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson picked up another huge win as he took out former title contender Rory MacDonald to win his seventh straight fight as he moves one step closer to competing for a UFC championship.It was a big moment for Thompson after he just knocked out former champion Johny Hendricks in his last fight as he stepped into enemy territory to face MacDonald in his home country...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Ottawa Weigh-In Results: Stephen Thompson, Rory MacDonald Ready

UFC Fight Night Ottawa, which is headlined by the UFC welterweight fight between Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald, and the co-main middleweight clash between Patrick Cote and Donald Cerrone, airs live on FS1 from TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FS2 at 8:30 p.m., and the event’s first four prelims will air...
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald: Now, I'm more 'animalistic'

Rory MacDonald's title challenge against welterweight champ Robbie Lawler a year ago is already the stuff of legend. The two warriors battled round after round. Before MacDonald's body ultimately shut-down and he lost via TKO, he nearly stopped Lawler himself with strikes. The fight doubtless changed both men, forever.It wasn't all bad, however, for MacDonald. The Canadian star...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Looking To Score Big In Free Agency Fight

Former UFC welterweight top contender Rory MacDonald (pictured) will be entering the octagon for the first – and perhaps the last – time since losing to reigning champion Robbie Lawler last July when he meets Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 89. MacDonald has been sitting the sidelines while engaged in unsuccessful contract negotiations with the UFC. It’s often difficult...
June 13, 2016  |  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

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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