It’s rare that an interview goes by these days without Rory MacDonald fielding at least one question about UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre, and more specifically, whether he’ll fight his TriStar teammate. If both MacDonald and GSP keep winning, a showdown seems inevitable.Unless, of course, MacDonald decides he won’t fight St. Pierre.
Dana White said during a recent media call to promote UFC on FOX 8, that he didn’t believe MacDonald had ever said he wouldn’t fight GSP. MacDonald has talked about possibly moving to middleweight in the past, as means to avoid fighting his friend, and has also noted that he wasn’t in a position to challenge for a title anyways. Of course, depending on how things go in his bout Saturday with Jake Ellenberger, and in the coming months, that might change. Despite the fact the 24 year-old is within distance of a title fight, MacDonald has made it clear he has no intentions of fighting GSP (quote via MMA Fighting.com).
“No, I won’t be fighting Georges,” said MacDonald, who is currently ranked #3 in the division. “When the fight comes, if we ever had to meet up, we wouldn’t fight. I’m not fighting him.”
“We’ll see,” “Ares”reportedly added when asked about the possibility of moving to middleweight. “I don’t want to think about it until the time. I’ll keep fighting. He’ll keep fighting. It’ll work its way out. I could go up (to middleweight) for sure.”
It’s kind of hard to imagine MacDonald moving to middleweight considering the success he’s had at 170, but, you never know. Of course, Ellenberger, as well as Johny Hendricks could end, or at least postpone all this ‘will they fight’ talk.
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