Rory MacDonald has all the tools to be a champion in the UFC. He’s already considered one of the best in the welterweight division. He currently has a pivotal bout with Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8 and if victorious, the sky’s the limit for this 23 year old prodigy.
There’s only one thing standing in his way of being called champion. Georges St Pierre happens to be MacDonald’s mentor at the Tristar gym in Montreal and he’s the UFC welterweight champion. These two have already stated that they will never fight against one another, being that they’re teammates.
Rory recently discussed his thoughts on fighting GSP with The MMA Hour:
“We’re not fighting. Me and Georges are friends, we’re training partners. We’ll have our own arrangements and figure it all out when the time comes. It’s not going to come to us fighting. Friends, teammates, you know? We’re here to help each other. We’ll just figure it out. I’m not there yet. I’m more focused on Jake than anything, I’m taking it one step at a time. I’m sure at one point I’ll be champ in this division, that is my goal. I’m not just here to be No. 3 guy or No. 4 or whatever I’m ranked. Eventually I’ll get there.”
Georges St Pierre has done it all in regards to staking his claim as the best welterweight ever. Will he give MacDonald that same opportunity or will he continue to dominate the welterweight division for years to come, what’s your thoughts?