Rory MacDonald and a UFC 170 win that nearly wasn’t thanks to an avocado
Prior to the buildup for Saturday’s UFC 170, the only things, really, that had done so were Carlos Condit late in one fight and Robbie Lawler in his most recent outing. But not long before Saturday’s card, MacDonald nearly was felled by … an avocado.
MacDonald (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) survived a rough first round against Demian Maia (18-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) to take a unanimous decision by dominating the fight in the standup game – and keeping Maia from taking him down most of the second and third rounds.
But afterward, he said he nearly had to pull out of the fight when he cut himself while trying to slice the famous green fruit...
UFC 170 official weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
-Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135) – for women’s bantamweight title
-Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205)
-Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Demian Maia (170)
-Mike Pyle (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (171)
-Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Robert Whittaker (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Alexis Davis (135) vs. Jessica Eye (136)
-Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135)
-Cody Gibson (135.5) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
-Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Josh Sampo (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
-Erik Koch (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155)
-Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5)