Rory MacDonald: I can beat any UFC welterweight

by Mike Johnston | source: sportsnet.ca
 

Following his dominant technical knockout win over Che Mills in the co-main event at UFC 145 on Saturday, many people are saying that B.C.’s Rory MacDonald is among the welterweight division’s best fighters. And MacDonald agrees.

"I think I could beat anybody in the division right now," MacDonald told Sid Seixeiro on Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Tuesday. "I know my skill level."

MacDonald (13-1) believes he is a top-10, arguably a top-five, welterweight in the UFC and credits training at the Tristar gym in Montreal for his development as a fighter.

"I’ve evolved so much, added so many tools to my game," MacDonald said. "I feel like I’ve put so many things in my game that I can be aggressive but technical at the same time."

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12SixElbow site profile image  

4/26/12 12:04 AM by 12SixElbow

 I want to see this kid fight someone who matches up poorly with him... Like Condit... oh wait.

TimeConsumer site profile image  

4/26/12 12:01 AM by TimeConsumer

Ol Nate that everyone on here nuthugs was ragdolled.

BrCutter site profile image  

4/25/12 9:02 AM by BrCutter

This. He's at that level. Hell he worked over condit for most of that fight.

XxLiveBaitxX site profile image  

4/25/12 8:53 AM by XxLiveBaitxX

Except the welterweight known as "acne".Acne via humiliation. But for the record, really want to see how Rory matches up with Ellenberger or Kampmann.

CaptChaos site profile image  

4/25/12 8:47 AM by CaptChaos

I think Rory walks right through Condit now and Condit is no pushover!

xsrg95 site profile image  

4/25/12 12:30 AM by xsrg95

Let Nick Diaz or any other "top 10 WW" take his soul

Yun site profile image  

4/25/12 12:08 AM by Yun

well I didn't know condit already beat him but still, he was only 20 and in 2years since he improved rapidly I'm sure he's way different fighter now.

Yun site profile image  

4/25/12 12:06 AM by Yun

well, the dude dominated NateDiaz like nothing. Even for Nick Diaz, his style is a bad match up. I think he'll be a challenge for anyone in the WW. Even Kos or Askren. Rory's take down and control is pretty top notch, and his GNP?? this dude is probably gonna take GSP's spot for sure. o... Condit might be able to beat him (by points)

big green gagger site profile image  

4/25/12 12:00 AM by big green gagger

man this kid is a beast.hes proved it in every fight.Hes improved leaps and bounds since the condit fight. Mike Pyle is no joke, a tough test for a young kid.In fact,the majority of his competition, thus far in the ufc,would give most guys fits.

CaptChaos site profile image  

4/25/12 12:00 AM by CaptChaos

He has finished every opponent but Nate. The Mike Pyle fight was impressive. It's not necessarily his opponents but how he is beating his opponents. He played with Che Mills. Let's take a short look at his fight history:Mills was finished once in 19 fights by RoryPyle was finished 7 times in 30 fights - Rory finished himDiaz - No one has thrown him around like Rory did in 22 fightsCondit - Only lost 5 times in 33 fights and Rory almost won the fight with seconds left. He was 20 years old in that fightGuyman - Finished 4 times in 18 fights - Rory finished him9 fights prior to the UFC - finished 5 opponents in the 1st round, 3 in the 2nd round, and 1 in the 3rdFinished 86% of his opponents!Pretty impressive!!!