UnderGround Forums Awesome Rory Interview

12/9/12 12:53 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b5-oMBeYZY
12/9/12 1:03 PM
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Here you go

12/9/12 1:07 PM
1/1/01
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It looked a lot like taunting.  

 

I can understand not being able to play it up to the public, but I'd strongly recommend losing that 'step back and shuffle dance' from his repetoire as a distracting technique inside the cage.

 

What he does outside of it is his own business.

12/9/12 1:14 PM
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Respect for the kid.  He seems true to himself and that's a big something.  Not many people keep doing that when they get attention.

12/9/12 1:14 PM
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YOU ARE MAKING ME LAUGH...

12/9/12 1:18 PM
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That was really nice to see. Very poised. Phone Post
12/9/12 1:21 PM
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Dude is a best but has ZERO charisma.  ZERO.  He should go the cocky heel route with his showboating if he wants to get himself over.  Natural heel.  Go with it, don't pretend to be someone you're not especially when you don't have the speaking skills to hype of the fight.  The crowd was already heavily booing him for toying with the Prodigy.

"I want my revenge"

I wanted to go take a nap.

12/9/12 1:24 PM
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I think he's dead serious and that's all he is.  He's not 'playing' anything for you and I really liked the way that he said he understood the media was going to ask him the same few questions over and over and over and over and over and over again.  

 

I don't know how anyone can stand that, but if you're a fighter and can deal with it by not giving a fuck, that's awesome.

 

I don't know if I like him yet, but I respect the way he's dealing with the media and attention he's getting.

 

Fucked if he doesn't dress weird though.  How teeny was that tie knot?

12/9/12 1:32 PM
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hahaha, "my elbows hurt from hitting him"

I"m curious about Rory's pay, as his disclosed was 18k for his last fight, has it gone up since then?
12/9/12 1:40 PM
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I wanna see him use the guard again(his guard is insane)



12/9/12 1:42 PM
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I think hes metro... Phone Post
12/9/12 1:42 PM
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The media needs to step their game up

"Oh you are smiling now". "Are you happy". Those comments do not help the interview. When a NFL coach gets interviewed after a game they are usually pretty serious. I would like to see how Bill Parcell's would have handled "Are you happy" after a game.
12/9/12 1:45 PM
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I think that Rory is a very clever shrew. The UFC is filled with "bad boy" types who just want to bang (Diaz bros), also "honorable MMArtists" (GSP), and recently the WWE expert talkers (Chael).

Rory MacDonald has carved his own niche out of thin air. He has literally created the "serial killer" type and owns it wonderfully. He already knew that he would never have the type of charisma, charm, or "badittude" that other fighters do, so he went a different route.

And now everyone is abuzz talking about him! He has turned himself into a main attraction, at weigh-ins, interviews, and fights.

Genius.
12/9/12 1:51 PM
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Good post and I enjoyed the interview. Is it wrong that I like his fashion? Phone Post
12/9/12 1:55 PM
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People, especially the media read so much into every word and every possible body-language gesture, trying to build a scoop or story-line, or at least grabbing a sensational quote. The guy is 23, he has a slighly awkward personalty and that's pretty much it, but that isn't much of a story.
12/9/12 1:58 PM
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fasthandssam - I think that Rory is a very clever shrew. The UFC is filled with "bad boy" types who just want to bang (Diaz bros), also "honorable MMArtists" (GSP), and recently the WWE expert talkers (Chael).

Rory MacDonald has carved his own niche out of thin air. He has literally created the "serial killer" type and owns it wonderfully. He already knew that he would never have the type of charisma, charm, or "badittude" that other fighters do, so he went a different route.

And now everyone is abuzz talking about him! He has turned himself into a main attraction, at weigh-ins, interviews, and fights.

Genius.
Well said Phone Post
12/9/12 2:01 PM
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khaynes21 - I wonder what happened to him in his childhood to make him like this.

I don't think there is anything wrong with him. He is a bit different than the typical pro fighter, but I think it's refreshing. This planet would be fucking boring if we all had the same personality.

12/9/12 2:03 PM
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He is such a weirdo. Phone Post
12/9/12 2:18 PM
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he's a stone cold killer..

canadian psycho
12/9/12 2:27 PM
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This kid is special


better than seeing somebody with tatts,fo hawk,died hair,shit talking all the time.


This kid basically just loves MMA,trains harder then the next guy,and tells it the way it is.

12/9/12 2:36 PM
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I'm a bigger fan after that interview, thanks for posting.

 

12/9/12 2:38 PM
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khaynes21 - I wonder what happened to him in his childhood to make him like this.

12/9/12 4:20 PM
1/15/06
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Honestly, would the UG be happier if he wore tapout and had a ton of ink?

I don't know if he's going to bring a new demographic in, but he's definitely different.

Regardless, getting your hands taped wearing a tie is still weird. Phone Post
12/9/12 4:54 PM
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Hargreaves - This kid is special


better than seeing somebody with tatts,fo hawk,died hair,shit talking all the time.


This kid basically just loves MMA,trains harder then the next guy,and tells it the way it is.


Yeah, I like him.
12/9/12 4:59 PM
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The Jealous hate is strong itt