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UFC Quick Quote: Rory MacDonald will gladly fight Jon Fitch but really wants Carlos Condit rematch

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Posted by Cooler

(yes, bj beat fitch).



Actually, no he didn't, Cecil Peoples.

And why should MacDonald even get a crack at Fitch? He's on a 2 fight winning streak for crying out loud. At some point they should fight but Dr. Marvin said it best...

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Would like to see Rory against a wrestler, but maybe the UFC might shy away from setting up a prospect vs prospect by matching him with Johnny Hendricks, but I do like that fight. Or Charlie Brennamen, just somebody to test his wrestling/guard game.

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I think that MacDonald is a beast with a ton of potential but I also think that the people saying he would destroy Fitch are way overestimating how developed he is at this point in his career.

If Mike Pyle could get on top of him, I would bet that Fitch could do the same, and I would also bet that Fitch would make it a whole hell of a lot harder than Pyle did to get back up to his feet. Rory has a ridiculous amount of potential, but I think it is just that - potential. He needs more fights and experience before he's going to be ready to deal with someone like Fitch IMO.

I like the idea of him fighting the winner of Ellenberger / Shields. Those are guys who are a step up in competition, will put him on the path to title contention, but not send him straight into fighting the top 3 of the division without giving him time to develop.

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I think rory will get story or hendricks next

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THe kid has balls for sure. He is very talented. I hope the UFC brings him along slowly though. Maybe a fight with Brenneman or KOS.

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I'd pick Macdonald over Fitch. Fitch has one route to victory, and when you can stop the takedowns(which i think Macdonald has a solid chance to do) you can Mike Pierce or Chris Wilson him.

IMO, Rumble Johnson and BJ Penn would be 2 of the hardest matches for Macdonald. I think his chin is going to consistently be the weakest attribute of his game, throughout his entire career.

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Posted by Pookie

I'd pick Macdonald over Fitch. Fitch has one route to victory, and when you can stop the takedowns(which i think Macdonald has a solid chance to do) you can Mike Pierce or Chris Wilson him.

IMO, Rumble Johnson and BJ Penn would be 2 of the hardest matches for Macdonald. I think his chin is going to consistently be the weakest attribute of his game, throughout his entire career.




Seems to be a Canadian thing. Not trying to insult anyone or get anyone riled up, but doesn't it seem like a lot of Canadian fighters have chin issues?


Posted by Aether

I think that MacDonald is a beast with a ton of potential but I also think that the people saying he would destroy Fitch are way overestimating how developed he is at this point in his career.

If Mike Pyle could get on top of him, I would bet that Fitch could do the same, and I would also bet that Fitch would make it a whole hell of a lot harder than Pyle did to get back up to his feet. Rory has a ridiculous amount of potential, but I think it is just that - potential. He needs more fights and experience before he's going to be ready to deal with someone like Fitch IMO.

I like the idea of him fighting the winner of Ellenberger / Shields. Those are guys who are a step up in competition, will put him on the path to title contention, but not send him straight into fighting the top 3 of the division without giving him time to develop.



Perfect post. People are riding the MacDonald hype train all the way to crazy town.

He's got tons and tons of potential. But he's very green. Unfortunately, I think he might have been listening to Joe Rogan talk about him. Buying into your own hype is a sure fire way to derail your trip to the top (figured I'd stick with train metaphors.)

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Posted by Cooler

Fitch has to man up and fight contenders instead of calling them unworthy... i mean rory would demolish Fitch within 3 rounds imo. I'd go as far to say Rory vs GSP will happen in 2012. It's no wonder Fitch only wants BJ or GSP, he wants his next loss to be against a P4P fighter and not a contender, personally i dont think anyone should be able to say no to fights if they are uninjured or lost theyre last fight (yes, bj beat fitch).



What fight were you watchin? Fitch dominated RD 2 and 3. If I ever seen a garbage decision it was that one, but BJ is the Prodigy and everyone likes to hate on Fitch for fighting like everyone's hero (GSP). Truth is GSP is the only one I see beating Fitch at WW.

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Posted by BustedKnuckle

THe kid has balls for sure. He is very talented. I hope the UFC brings him along slowly though. Maybe a fight with Brenneman or KOS.



Bring him along slowly by giving him KOS

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by Cooler

(yes, bj beat fitch).



Actually, no he didn't, Cecil Peoples.



Rd 1: BJ
Rd 2: BJ
Rd 3: Fitch

pretty simple really, how can you give fitch round 2 for a takedown over bj getting his back and bj winning the striking, thats ridiculous, takedowns are overrated

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Posted by Cooler


Posted by emfleek


Posted by Cooler

(yes, bj beat fitch).



Actually, no he didn't, Cecil Peoples.



Rd 1: BJ
Rd 2: BJ
Rd 3: Fitch

pretty simple really, how can you give fitch round 2 for a takedown over bj getting his back and bj winning the striking, thats ridiculous, takedowns are overrated



I'm pretty sure he means because it was a draw since round 3 was a clear 10-8.

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Bj won the Fitch fight, and is the only one to stop Fitch's winning streak besides GSP by getting a draw.

The fight was close, but BJ got takedowns and shut down Fitch in the 1st and second


I wanna see Rory vs Kos because Kos can ko people and take them down.
my 1st choice is
1.Kos
2. Shields Ellenberger winner
3. Diego vs Matt winner
4.Fitch
5.Hendricks


Either way Rory should get some more fights, but I dont want him to beat everyone and than lose to Fitch in 2 years, as a result of never being grinded out by a "dominant Wrestler"
Rory has more hype than Story, and could grow from a loss and still be considered contender material once he improves from a loss.

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Posted by Cooler

(yes, bj beat fitch).



hahaha not at all. the draw was a gift. Fitch won

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THe kid has balls for sure. He is very talented. I hope the UFC brings him along slowly though. Maybe a fight with Brenneman or KOS.



Bring him along slowly by giving him KOS



it briefly worked for Paulo Thiago

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