What troll picked MacDonald's walkout music for years?

by Kirik Jenness |

Rory MacDonald can give off an unusual, unemotional vibe, and in a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, "Ares" related a unusual story around his walkout music.

For years, up until UFC 145, MacDonald wasn't walking out to his own music. Instead, a random fan with his old cellphone number was picking the songs, from Rihanna to MC Hammer (U Can't Touch This).

"I moved from Kelowna to Montreal and I changed my phone number," explained MacDonald, as transcribed by Luke Thomas for MMAFighting. "The person who got my old number - the person who was dealing with the walkout music, his name is Jason. He doesn't just do walkout music, but he was the one contacting me. He didn't get my new number.

"He had my old one and he texted, 'Hey Rory, what's your next entrance music?' This guy apparently pretended to be me because he knew who I was and he was picking my entrance music. I was like, 'Every time I come out to fight, I'm like why the hell is this playing? I didn't pick this.' It was so weird."

"Not that I really cared. It's not the biggest deal for me. It's just music, you know. Whatever. I was kind of frustrated. It was weird. Joe Rogan was making fun of me for my music. I'm like, 'Aw man, this sucks a little bit.'"

"And then one day - I can't remember what the fight was - but Jason comes up to me and he's like, 'Oh man, sorry we can't play such-and-such song.' He named the song and I was like, 'What are you talking about, man?' I think it was a Nickelback song. He's like, 'You said you wanted this song when I texted you.' I'm like, 'Dude, I never said that.'

"He's like, 'I'll show you.' He showed me and I said, 'Dude, that's my old number. Who are you talking to?' So he calls the guy and is like, 'Dude, this is not Rory MacDonald. You're faking.' He's like,' Oh yeah, I'm just a fan. I was just pretending.'"

"It's not really the biggest thing on my mind that week, so I don't even think about it. It just kind of happens. Someone asks me what song I want, I say it. That's the kind of the end of the thought of it. I don't know, it's a funny thing that happened. It's nice to actually be able to choose my music now."

It's time to fess up - which unusual UGer was pretending to be Rory MacDonald for years??!?

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9/4/14 9:45 AM by Alabamaman


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9/4/14 9:40 AM by Kneeblock

Oma strikes again?

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9/4/14 3:14 AM by Thacommish

I refuse to believe the UFC turned down a request for nickleback

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9/4/14 2:53 AM by GongandDash

This is movie material: This summer... Trolling Rory

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9/4/14 1:57 AM by time traveling 12er

Wow, one of the greatest examples of trolling of all time. Amazing restraint to not talk about it or to go crazy with it.

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9/4/14 1:48 AM by chilz

After I saw Rory on some red carpet event for the UFC, wearing those fake "tendy" glasses that all the athletes wear...I knew there is no liking this clown.

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9/2/14 6:01 PM by forever white belt

My god you have to be trolling?

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9/2/14 5:54 PM by cdmontgo

LOL @ making him come out to You Can't Touch This.

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9/2/14 5:49 PM by FearOfaChristianPlanet

Here in Canada, phone companies have been fucking consumers in the ass since day one. Ever been dinged for incoming minutes? That just stopped somewhat recently.

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9/2/14 5:46 PM by FearOfaChristianPlanet

Not a single Tears For Fears tune. Unbelievable.