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4/24/12 6:01 PM
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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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4/24/12 6:04 PM
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Definitely a future champ, IMO.
4/24/12 6:05 PM
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his top game is nasty but there are holes in his stand up. Jake Ellenberger is a good test.
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 so does he mean GSP too?
4/24/12 6:16 PM
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Not beating nick diaz!!!! Phone Post
4/24/12 6:21 PM
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 yet to be seen.. last fighter was brought in to lose

4/24/12 6:21 PM
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Hes a beast for sure. But id like to see how he does against a Fitch/Koscheck.

Meaning let's see how he does off his back. Phone Post
4/24/12 6:23 PM
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Fitch, gsp, Diaz, even Saunders , would eat him he is still a pup Phone Post
4/24/12 6:28 PM
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Does this mean he caught a peep of gsps bank account? Phone Post
4/24/12 6:29 PM
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Chris -  so does he mean GSP too?
Wondering the same thing myself,I wonder what Georges will think if he reads this!?would faris stick with gsp or Rory mac if it came down to it?Gsp has left Greg jacksons camp right? Phone Post
4/24/12 6:32 PM
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Chris -  so does he mean GSP too?
Wondering the same thing myself,I wonder what Georges will think if he reads this!?would faris stick with gsp or Rory mac if it came down to it?Gsp has left Greg jacksons camp right? Phone Post
He was still goes to jacksons he isnt there full time. Phone Post
Thanks man Phone Post
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 he needs to fight a wrestler like fitch... But I would love a Nick DIaz Match.
 
4/24/12 6:49 PM
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lormpino - Not beating nick diaz!!!! <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



close rory. millzz had ya in trouble with that stand up. i dont think it would work out the same with 209 cuzz. out punches you and got that ground game as well. almost rory..
4/24/12 6:51 PM
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Give him the winner of Hendricks/Koscheck...
4/24/12 6:53 PM
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 exactly
love to see him figh everyone
there are plenty of opponents

4/24/12 7:09 PM
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Chris -  so does he mean GSP too?

 he says he won't fight gsp. then in the same day he says that he will be champ in 2 years. so does he think gsp is gonna retire or does he not understand logic?
4/24/12 7:26 PM
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Jonny Mango - Hes a beast for sure. But id like to see how he does against a Fitch/Koscheck.

Meaning let's see how he does off his back. Phone Post
My first thought too. Phone Post
4/24/12 7:27 PM
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not spratt or marquart or diaz
4/24/12 7:33 PM
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Chris -  so does he mean GSP too?

 he says he won't fight gsp. then in the same day he says that he will be champ in 2 years. so does he think gsp is gonna retire or does he not understand logic?
GSP already said he may move up or retire in that time frame. Phone Post
4/24/12 7:37 PM
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Honestly, the fight with Mills didn't really show us anything new. That matchup was practically a gift for Rory. It was only Mills second UFC fight and everyone knew he had a poor ground game. Plus, though it's highly likely Rory would've won anyway, he had to resort to pounding the back of Mills head to finish him when he had a million chances to get a RNC before that. I'm a MacDonald fan and I think he has a bright future but that's the truth. He's not good enough to beat the better WW's.

Rory's ground game is pretty good as far as control and ground and pound goes but that's been against guys without a strong wrestling background and questionable TDD. His striking and subs aren't very good for the top 10s, at least not yet. I honestly don't see him beating any of the guys ranked above him on most nights but he's still really young and should improve into being a top 5 WW in time, just not yet. A good test would be Diego Sanchez or Kampmann. Anyone higher than that eats Rory alive, imo.
4/24/12 7:47 PM
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He said at least 5 times in that interview he's not fighting GSP. And no amount of money would change his mind.
GSP has 2/3 fights max left in WW (Condit, Diaz, Ellenberger?) then he's moving on. Rory needs at least 2 wins over top ten guys to be in the title conversation
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Easy now...

Ellenberger
Maia
Marquardt
Diaz
Koscheck
Hendricks
Alves
Fitch
Story
Penn
4/24/12 7:56 PM
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lormpino - Not beating nick diaz!!!! Phone Post
Would be curious to see his BJJ skills Phone Post
4/24/12 7:59 PM
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Not quite yet Rory...IMHO, Condit, GSP, Diaz would think otherwise. Phone Post
4/24/12 8:04 PM
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Hahaha is this kid serious? Please just make gsp fight him and get him over with Phone Post

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