MacDonald looking to have title in 2014


For a while it looked like Rory MacDonald was on his way to a title shot. With five straight wins, and St-Pierre taking a hiatus, a win over Robbie Lawler would have gotten him there.

Unfortunately MacDonald would lost a decision to Lawler, who earned a title shot with the win, but MacDonald believes that fight was only a set back and looks to contend for the title this year:

"This is what I wanted," MacDonald said. "I didn't want to sit on the sidelines for too long and be pouting about the last fight. Being able to jump right back into training camp helped me get my mind off of things and helped pick up my spirits. Now, it has me looking in the direction of the title.

"With Georges stepping away, [Johny] Hendricks fighting Robbie [Lawler] and the other fights on that card in March, it has really opened the doorway for everyone in the top 10 of the division to really make their mark. I'm really looking and motivated to have that belt around my waist this year."

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Pitbull3744 site profile image  

2/21/14 7:25 AM by Pitbull3744

Yeeeeeeah No.

Herman Munster site profile image  

2/21/14 6:57 AM by Herman Munster

You have the inside scoop on that, do you?

Lick Boners site profile image  

2/21/14 6:38 AM by Lick Boners

Would've loved to see two extra rounds in the Rory-Lawler fight, Rory didn't quit and was throwing good GNP in the end

HULC site profile image  

2/21/14 6:37 AM by HULC

Robbie needs to change his mentality more than he needs to upgrade his techniques.

MattBFD site profile image  

2/21/14 6:34 AM by MattBFD

Maia subs him.

Kazp306 site profile image  

2/21/14 6:25 AM by Kazp306

Me too, doesn't mean im gonna get it

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

2/21/14 5:49 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Only way he gets a belt in 2014 is if Mike Ricci buys him one to go with his shoes.

T.K.O. site profile image  

2/21/14 3:02 AM by T.K.O.

2015 maybe, definitely not this year, he needs to improve much more if he wants to best Hendricks.

Subzero90 site profile image  

2/21/14 2:53 AM by Subzero90

It's less about what Firas says in his corner and more how he instructs him during training.

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

2/20/14 11:49 PM by MMA Lives Here

Don't see it happening. He's like Georges but not as good. Anywhere