Are GSP and MacDonald on a collision course?

by Damon Martin | source:

Not every teammate vs. teammate situation will end as bitter as Jones vs. Evans did, but it’s hard to ignore the signs surrounding these types of scenarios as the “super camps” continue to fill up with top talent in the same weight classes.

Take for instance, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and 170-pound prodigy Rory MacDonald. Both train under head coach Firas Zahabi at the Tristar gym in Montreal, and both have been quite adamant in the past that they would never, ever face each other.

“I’m not interested in fighting him. There are a lot of welterweights. I don’t think we have to do it now. In two years, who knows? Maybe I’ll go to middleweight,” St-Pierre told reporters at UFC 145 earlier this year where he attended as one of MacDonald’s cornermen.

“He’s a friend, like a brother for me. I just hope the best for him and I know one day he’ll be world champion.”

MacDonald has been singing the same tune about never fighting GSP, and how out of respect for his team and coaches, he’d take the backseat for now while St-Pierre continues to drive as welterweight champion.

“It’s like this, Georges has seniority at our gym, Tristar. Georges is a friend of mine. We’re training partners together. I don’t know about you, but you probably don’t like to beat up your best friend, cut him, watch him bleed, cry, lose money, all that stuff, it sucks,” said MacDonald.

“But there’s also a thing at our gym, I don’t want to get kicked out for one. I’m newer there, and Georges brought me in as a guy in his own weight division. I have to respect that you know? I have a long way to go in this career of mine, and in the UFC, and I want to wait till I am peaked to carry that title.”

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cheesesteak site profile image  

7/28/12 12:33 PM by cheesesteak

I see it that he losses a few splits in the future. Kind of like Tito when he started losing his mojo. hopefully GSP won't prolong the misery for an extra 8 years and just retire as a legend.

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7/28/12 12:30 PM by cheesesteak

Yes it does. Condit will dance win him. He has better stand up and will not go to the ground wit gsp. Gsp will not be able to use his previous athleticism in this one.Guys, his knee injury is typically a career ender. He is GSP so for him it's not. But...There is no way he has the extreme athleticism that he so much counts on. He can no longer jump 20 feet and snag a leg. Thats his game guys.

Ethan Boyle site profile image  

7/28/12 8:14 AM by Ethan Boyle

Does GSP vs Condit sound extremely boring to anyone else here?

SlyStallowned site profile image  

7/28/12 7:18 AM by SlyStallowned

GSP would never fight his personal massage boy

Farewell Brock site profile image  

7/28/12 6:44 AM by Farewell Brock

Ahhh the english language. He said kickef out for one. Nit kicked out of one. Thanks for tge clarification

Size site profile image  

7/28/12 6:26 AM by Size

GSP's 31, Condit's 28. Condit has had 33 fights and GSP has had 24. GSP hardly ever gets hit.

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7/28/12 6:23 AM by Size

I don't think they'll ever fight. If they do it's because Rory's whipping his ass in the gym, which, if it happens, won't be for at least 2-3 years.

razrtyrone site profile image  

7/28/12 6:02 AM by razrtyrone

how is it a fact when it hasn't happened

chaplinshouse site profile image  

7/28/12 5:22 AM by chaplinshouse

shot in the brain, and you're to blame honey you give 02ers a bad name (bad name!)  

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7/28/12 1:15 AM by slugshot331

I read the title and thought GSP got sponsored by McDonald's to counter Anderson's Burger King sponsorship...


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