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UFC Welterweight Rory Macdonald; “I’m Here For the Kill”

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UFC Welterweight Rory Macdonald (17-2) is inching closer to a UFC title shot.

The British Columbia native is on a two fight winning streak and most recently ousted Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 via Unanimous Decision.

Most believed that after the dominating performance over Tyron, the win would send Rory into the number 1 contender’s spot.

It didn’t but Rory could care less, he knows he’s close.

On The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Rory reaffirmed his belief.

“I didn’t really put too much hope into it,” said MacDonald as transcribed by Luke Thomas for MMAFighting. “I was just kind of going with the flow. I have to do what I have to do when I fight. That’s all within my hands. That’s what’s in my control. I try to put on the best performance as I can and try to get to that spot. I think I’m inching my way closer. I’m right there. I’ll fight whoever I have to fight to prove that I’m the best.”

Rory will next face off with Tarec Saffiedine (15-3) at UFC Fight Night 54 and Saffiedine called out Rory specifically to fight him.

Yet again, Rory could care less.

He wants the belt.

“I don’t really think about it, to be completely honest,” said MacDonald. “My hope is just to be fighting for the championship. I don’t really care about people who are ranked below me or whatever. I just want the belt. If other people are calling me out, that’s OK. That’s on them.”

“I’m not going to argue the UFC’s decision on who they want fighting next for the belt, but I really believe that I am the best. When I got that shot, I’m going to make a statement. I’m going to be holding that belt for a long time.”

“I’ve felt that I’ve grown from my two losses in the UFC. It’s been a positive thing. All my fights since then and my fights going forward will be better.”

“I’m in the hunt mode. I feel like right now in the last couple of fights, I’m really hungry. I’m really focused. I’m here for the kill.

“I’m coming for the belt. I’m going to demolish everyone I have to to get to that point.”

Robbie Lawler will fight for the UFC Welterweight Title next in a rematch with Johnny Hendricks while Rory continues his title trek.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.
  • Edward Stamos

    Rory was winning the fight against Lawler, more so than what Hendrix beat him. Not taking the “W” away from Lawler against Rory cause clearly Lawler did what needed to be done to win the fight. Further proof all it takes is one punch. That night Lawler beat Rory, IMO though Rory is still the better fighter.
    I just want to add Tarec is a excellent fighter, one that should be taken serious. Rory pulls out the victory IMO just because he is used to fighting in the UFC against tougher opponents.

    Rory beats Tarec, Hendrix beats Lawler via wrestling this time, Rory gets title shot and becomes champion. =)