MacDonald: I'll fight anyone

by Rory MacDonald | source: sportsnet.ca
 

I didn't know who my next opponent was to begin with when I was offered him for my upcoming fight. I was given the name, Che Mills, but wasn't able to put a face to it or even remember whether I'd seen him fight before.

It didn't really matter to me, either. I just accept the fight, train like an animal and then win the fight. The name of the opponent or the danger of the opponent doesn't really matter to me. I leave all that stuff up to my management, my coaches and (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva. It's my job to just go out there and fight.

I'll honestly fight whoever is put in front of me right now. That means Mike Pyle, Che Mills or Carlos Condit. It doesn't make a difference to me. I'm confident of beating every man currently competing in the 170-pound division, and that's the truth. I'm ready for them all.

In all honesty, I deliberately try not to plan too much ahead of a fight, as I don't think an athlete benefits from being stuck to a rigid game plan. Instead, I like to stay adaptable and versatile and pretty much adjust to whatever my opponent brings on the night of the fight. So long as I have done the work in training, I know I'll have what it takes to counteract whatever it is my opponent tries to bring on fight night.

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Jared Vergara site profile image  

4/9/12 12:16 PM by Jared Vergara

He goes in there to finish and I hope it stay that way

UGCTT_ZJJitsu705 site profile image  

4/9/12 12:14 PM by UGCTT_ZJJitsu705

I don't see Rory becoming too much of blanket. Even though he seems like a carbon copy of GSP in his early UFC days. 

Jared Vergara site profile image  

4/9/12 12:11 PM by Jared Vergara

At least someone has a brain unlike TimeConsumer

SlyStallowned site profile image  

4/5/12 7:01 AM by SlyStallowned

I think he's commenting on Rory's whole " I deliberately try not to plan too much ahead of a fight, as I don't think an athlete benefits from being stuck to a rigid game plan. Instead, I like to stay adaptable and versatile and pretty much adjust to whatever my opponent brings on the night of the fight" belief. Lets just pray that after training with GSP that he won't turn into a blanket now.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

4/4/12 11:06 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

love watching his fights.

JoeyB513 site profile image  

4/4/12 8:55 PM by JoeyB513

Rory is the future of the WW division. In my eyes he already holds a win over the current "champion" in the division. He is an animal and one of the most respectable guys in the sport

TimeConsumer site profile image  

4/4/12 8:16 PM by TimeConsumer

Who hasnt Gsp fought in his weight class? It's not like he gets to pick his title defenses. What a dumb comment.

BaraoKix site profile image  

4/4/12 8:14 PM by BaraoKix

That'd be sick, will never happen- unfortunately.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

4/4/12 8:11 PM by guardbr8kr

I'd love to see Rory put a pounding on Penn.

the people's cecil site profile image  

4/4/12 6:23 PM by the people's cecil

Rory vs JDS