821 Search Results for rory macdonald

Feb 1, 2018 8:41 am

Coach Firas Zahabi believes Rory MacDonald would KO Fedor Emelianenko

While Rory MacDonald spent the last few months preparing for his Bellator welterweight title fight with Douglas Lima (which he won via hard-fought decision), he’s also repeatedly expressed interest in serving as an alternate in Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix. This Heavyweight Grand Prix is populated by far larger men in Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Chael...

Jan 31, 2018 6:23 am

Douglas Lima explains why he deserves immediate rematch with Rory MacDonald

On January 20, in the co-main event of the absolutely stacked Bellator 192, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald captured the Bellator welterweight title with a fun, and very competitive decision win over the dangerous Douglas Lima. While MacDonald’s win was certainly impressive, not everyone agreed with it. In the eyes of some fans,...

Jan 25, 2018 9:39 am

Douglas Lima shares main regret about fight with Rory MacDonald

Douglas Lima is no longer the Bellator welterweight champion. That distinction now belongs to Rory MacDonald, who beat him with a competitive decision in the co-main event of last Saturday’s Bellator 192 card. Now several days removed from his loss to MacDonald, Douglas Lima has some significant regrets about how it all went down. Most...

Jan 24, 2018 9:43 am

Rory MacDonald Refutes ‘Completely False’ Reports of His Long Suspension

It should be no surprise to anyone that Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima had an absolute war at Bellator 192. The damage inflicted by both men was something to behold. Attention after the fight was over was drawn towards MacDonalds severely swollen leg and possible injuries he may have endured on his grueling battle towards...

Jan 24, 2018 6:58 am

Bellator 192 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald gets lengthy sit for leg injury

Last weekend, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with one of its biggest cards to date in Bellator 192. One of the highlights of this card occurred in the co-main event, when former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald bested Douglas Lima in a five-round war, capturing the Bellator welterweight belt in the process. While...

Jan 23, 2018 8:40 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Says Douglas Lima Inflicted the Worst Pain He’s Ever Felt

Rory MacDonald has a reputation that transcends organizations. He is known for being violent and absorbing punishment. His legendary fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 cemented MacDonald and his opponent as warriors in a completely different dimension of pain management. MacDonald ended up with injuries in that war that would haunt him for years....

Jan 22, 2018 7:22 am

Rory MacDonald shares update on injured leg and nose, gives timeframe for return

Last weekend, in the co-main event of Bellator 192, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald scored a tooth-and-nail decision win over Douglas Lima to capture the Bellator welterweight title. While MacDonald ultimately emerged the victor, however, he was the far more damaged man by the time the fight ended, having developed some serious swelling...

Jan 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192. Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima went to war in the co-headliner of last night’s Bellator 192 event. MacDonald, who spent that better part of the championship rounds fighting on just one leg, was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision victory after five-rounds of...

Jan 20, 2018 10:42 pm

MMA community reacts to Rory MacDonald’s title-winning defeat of Douglas Lima

Last night, in the co-main event of Bellator 192, Rory MacDonald finally stepped into the cage with Douglas Lima to battle for the Bellator welterweight title. Though Lima nearly chopped MacDonald’s leg off with a brutal onslaught of calf-kicks, the Canadian ultimately came out on top, winning the Bellator welterweight strap with a competitive unanimous...

Jan 20, 2018 7:50 am

VIDEO | This Limited Edition Rory MacDonald Figurine is Insane

Rory MacDonald sculpture by @dannytr4n. Box art by @giangalang. New video posted on our YouTube channel! @romac_gorilla #PlasticCell A post shared by PLASTIC CELL (@plasticcell) on Jan 19, 2018 at 9:10pm PST Have you ever wanted to hold the violence of Rory MacDonald inside the palm of your hand? Did you ever wonder what that...

Jan 19, 2018 11:42 am

Douglas Lima Not Shying Away From Exploiting Rory MacDonald’s Weakness

There are some huge fights tomorrow. Two giant title fights are perched atop UFC 220 which goes down in Boston, but Bellator’s title fight is just as big. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald gets his shot at Bellator gold against belt-holder Douglas Lima. MacDonald has a chance to accomplish something he was never...

Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Shocked to Be the Bellator 192 Co-Main Event

“I’m disappointed, what can I say? Every time you fight for a world championship fighters take pride…it’s a special moment to be a main event for a world title fight. It’s an unfortunate part of it, but I’m not going to let it take my focus away from what my job is and getting that...

Jan 11, 2018 10:48 am

Douglas Lima Feels a Win Over Rory MacDonald Would Make Him the Top Welterweight in the World

Potentially the biggest fight in Bellator history is just nine days away. Former UFC welterweight title challenger and infamous violence deity Rory MacDonald will challenge Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima next Saturday at Bellator 192. Always in the shadow of the UFC, Lima is looking to come out on the lighter side of an organizational...

Jan 5, 2018 9:18 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Waiting to Joyfully Unleash Violence at Bellator 192

There’s an unofficial ‘Most Violent’ title going around the UFC, but it feels wrong to have that in contention when Rory MacDonald is in Bellator. One of the top welterweights in the world enjoys fighting so much, he even welcomes a defeat, as long as it is bloody and brutal. You have to have a...

Nov 28, 2017 11:22 am

VIDEO | Ben Askren Explains Why He’ll Only Come Back for GSP, Not Rory MacDonald

After demolishing Japanese MMA veteran Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit, Ben Askren rode his funky train into the sunset, retiring from MMA for good. …Or maybe not. Freshly-retired Askren took to Twitter to plant the seed of a possible return fight with Georges St-Pierre. If you think this opens the door to a bunch...

Nov 28, 2017 7:14 am

Gegard Mousasi trashes “idiot” Rory MacDonald: I thought Canadians were more polite

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi stand out as two of the best fighters currently competing under the Bellator MMA banner. Given that they’re now fighting just a weight class apart, there has ample discussion surrounding a potential fight between them. Speaking on Monday’s edition of...

Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Rory MacDonald wants in on the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA announced a plan to fill its vacant heavyweight throne: a star-studded heavyweight grand prix. The competitors in this anticipated tournament are as follows: Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. While this list includes many of Bellator’s...

Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen believes fights with Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald will happen

Though his widely discussed matchup with Chuck Liddell is apparently off the table, Chael Sonnen still has plenty of exciting options in the Bellator cage. Two of the most compelling of his options are heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko, and former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald. And apparently, he expects both fights to happen. “I...

Oct 24, 2017 7:04 am

Robbie Lawler fires back at Rory MacDonald after steroid accusations

Back in July of 2015, in the co-main event of UFC 189, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in perhaps the greatest fight of all time. While MacDonald very nearly won this fight with a fourth-round salvo, a ferocious Lawler surged back in the fifth to capture a TKO victory. While this fight will never...

Oct 20, 2017 8:57 pm

Rory MacDonald was not happy with the decision of tonight’s Bellator 185 main event

Gegard Mousasi made his Bellator MMA debut this evening fighting veteran Alexander Shlemenko in the main event of Bellator 185. The top ranked middleweight, Mousasi, had a very solid opening round but was rocked by one overhand left from Alexander which resulted in his right eye swelling closed. The big overhand left from @StormShlemenko that...

Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima Want These MMA Techniques Legalized

Rory MacDonald has moved on from the UFC and has set his sites on Bellator gold. In January, he’ll take on their welterweight champion Douglas Lima in January. Both fighters sat down and were asked questions ahead of their encounter about a wide variety of subjects. Asking fighters about what they’d do during a zombie...

Oct 1, 2017 1:48 pm

Rory MacDonald expresses his “disappointment” with Bellator MMA

Rory MacDonald has expressed some disappointment following his move from the UFC to Bellator MMA. The former UFC welterweight title challenger, MacDonald, signed with Bellator in August of 2016 and made his promotional debut this past May in London. “The Red King” would earn a second-round submission victory over feared knockout artist Paul Daley in...

Oct 1, 2017 12:12 pm

Douglas Lima has a bold prediction for his Bellator title fight with Rory MacDonald

On January 20, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima will attempt to defend his crown opposite former UFC star Rory MacDonald. While this might just be the toughest test of Lima’s already impressive career, he’s got a bold prediction for how it all goes down. “I’ve been in Bellator for a long time. At the end...

Sep 30, 2017 10:50 am

Rory MacDonald Still Thinks Robbie Lawler Was ‘Taking Some Sh-t’

One of the best welterweights in the world now resides in Bellator, where he is about to challenge for the welterweight title. He’s not just content with earning the belt that alluded him in the UFC, he has aspirations of an unprecedented triple crown title in by taking belts in three divisions. Still, his infamous...