Despite his impressive run inside the Octagon, Rory MacDonald isn't anything "special" in the eyes of Jake Ellenberger. In fact, the only reason "Ares" gets any hype at all is because he trains with Georges St. Pierre, according to "The Juggernaut."
Rory MacDonald suffered an undisclosed injury during training, meaning that his scheduled welterweight rematch against Carlos Condit, which was set to serve as the UFC 158 co-main event from Bell Centre in Montreal on March 16, 2013, is canceled.
While he doesn't believe it hindered his performance against Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5, B.J. Penn hopes eye surgery to repair a cataract will improve his daily life and could even prompt a return to the Octagon.
Despite a dominant performance at UFC on FOX 5, Rory MacDonald was unable -- or unwilling -- to finish off B.J. Penn. Now, former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya weighs in and tells "Ares" if he wants a finish, he's got to "grab it and feel it."
Firas Zahabi, head trainer to UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, says his fighter wasn't showboating when he shuffled his feet and dropped his hands during the UFC on FOX 5 clash against BJ Penn. The "technique" was all part of a gameplan.
While the main event of UFC on Fox 5 may have been a lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, the real winners in terms of dollar signs were the biggest veterans on the show: Mauricio Rua and BJ Penn.
Don't expect former welterweight division number one contender Josh Koscheck to be impressed by Rory MacDonald's win over BJ Penn last Saturday night in Seattle. In fact, he'd like to expose him, but doubts his employer would be having any of that.
The overnight ratings are in for the UFC on Fox 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" event that went down last night (Sat., Dec. 8, 2012) in Seattle, Washington, and the numbers are stronger than the previous two outings for the UFC on network television.
Rory MacDonald refuses to fight Georges St. Pierre because they are friends and training partners at Tristar, meaning "Ares" will, in theory, never compete for the Welterweight championship. That's okay, for now, because he has enough to keep busy.
Following his dominant victory over B.J. Penn on the main card of the UFC on Fox 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" event last night (Dec. 8, 2012) in Seattle, Rory MacDonald called for a rematch with Carlos Condit. UFC President Dana White is on board with it.
Considering the beatings he's taken in his last two fights, it wouldn't be a surprise to see B.J. Penn retire from mixed martial arts (MMA). In fact, his boss, UFC President Dana White, is hoping that's exactly what he'll do.