MacDonald: Avocado almost made me miss UFC 170

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rory MacDonald over came a tough first round versus Demian Maia to earn a decision victory at UFC 170, but it was a battle with an avocado that almost caused him to withdraw from the fight:

He said he nearly had to pull out of the fight when he cut himself while trying to slice the famous green fruit.

“I stabbed myself. It was pretty embarrassing,” MacDonald said at the post-event news conference following his win at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was going to have to pull out of the fight because you could easily hit a tendon. I went to the emergency room, got stitched up, got checked out. Everything’s fine and intact. It went in really far. But it got stitched up, I fought, and everything’s cool.”

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MacDonald later posted this picture to Instagram: