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UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald wants you to call him ‘Red King’ now

Say goodbye to “Ares.” UFC fighter Rory MacDonald wants fans to call him the “Red King” now, as he prepares to fight for the welterweight title. But before you think MacDonald thought it up while trying to figure out who the “Yellow King” was on “True Detective,” there’s a better explanation for it. Per MMAFighting.com: […]

BREAKING UFC NEWS: Rory MacDonald has a NEW nickname!

OMG! Guys, this one is hot off the press. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Rory MacDonald, has a NEW nickname! [holds for applause] First he was "The Waterboy," then he was "Ares," now he is... (wait for it)... Show More Summary

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine Being Eyed for UFC Sweden Event in January

(Pictured left: Matt Brown's son reacts as Tarec Saffiedine's son kicks a corner stool in half off-camera. Photo via Getty.) On the heels of tough losses to Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald, respectively, it looks like top welterweight...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald a Fan of Ronda Rousey, Not Women's MMA

Rory MacDonald isn't watching much women's MMA these days unless the bout features UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. The armbar -snatching, blonde -headed bombshell's star power can be matched with that of any male currently competing in the UFC. Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald not a fan of women's MMA, but wouldn't mind training with Ronda Rousey

Despite its booming popularity and obvious presence in the sport, women's mixed martial arts (MMA) isn't everyone's cup of tea. Whether it's former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, admitting...Show More Summary

Latest UFC/MMA rankings (welterweight), Oct. 2014: Askren and Shields move up, Maia returns

Same as it ever was? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to reshuffle its welterweight rankings in the wake of recent events like UFC Fight Night 54, where Rory MacDonald slept Tarec Saffiedine on FOX Sports 1. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald: Georges St-Pierre won't be fighting for UFC title so long as I'm champ

Because of "respect," so you can all get the thought of the two training partners fighting inside the Octagon out of your head once and for all. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently confirmed that Rory MacDonald...Show More Summary

John Lineker Ready to Be Next Flyweight Title Challenger Should He Get by McCall

In recent weeks the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been quick to announce No.1 contenders for their stable of champions. Rory MacDonald is poised to face the winner of the bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at UFC 181...Show More Summary

6 Post-Fight Celebrations Rory MacDonald Should Consider [w/GIFS]

(Woah. He almost looked human there for a second.) We know exactly two things about Rory MacDonald right now: He will "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" face the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II for the welterweight...Show More Summary

Dana White: Rory MacDonald gets next UFC welterweight title shot in Canada

It looks like Rory MacDonald will finally get his chance to prove that he is indeed the best welterweight in the world. Rory MacDonald finally got his wish. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White confirmed that "Ares"...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald 'Next in Line' for Welterweight Title Shot, UFC Confirms

It's all lining up for Rory MacDonald. After winning his third straight contest last Saturday, the gifted young Canadian will receive the next shot at the UFC welterweight title. He will also do so on his home soil in an event that could...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 54 medical suspensions and injuries: Rory MacDonald, Tarec Saffiedine benched for Halifax hurts

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC Fight Night 54 this past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Boxing Authority today...Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC Fight Night 53 & 54

On a day when 46 competitors stepped into the Octagon, Rory MacDonald made the biggest impact. The Canadian started out with a conservative approach against Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday. However, MacDonald was able to knock his opponent...Show More Summary

After Tarec Saffiedine knockout, fans want to see Rory McDonald fight for UFC welterweight title

That's according to Firas Zahabi, MacDonald's head trainer, who claims UFC can't deny "Ares" his title shot after what he did this past Saturday night. Rory MacDonald solidified his spot as the top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender (behind Robbie Lawler, of course) this past weekend Oct. Show More Summary

Latest UFC rankings update: Rick Story storms his way onto welterweight list after stunning Gunnar Nelson in Stockholm

And Rory MacDonald held on to his No. 2 spot at in the 170-pound weight class after knocking out Tarec Saffiedine in Canada. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 53...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 53, 54 results recap: What's next fight for Rory MacDonald and Rick Story?

Rory MacDonald proved to be the No. 1 welterweight contender, while Rick Story verified that he still has what it takes to be an elite 170 pounder during Saturday's (Oct. 4, 2014) UFC international Fight Night doubleheader from Stockholm and Halifax. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 54: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

At UFC Fight Night 54, Rory MacDonald made a statement and showed he might be at the front of the line to challenge the winner of an upcoming championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. In the third round of his main event bout with Tarec Saffiedine, MacDonald landed a combination that floored his adversary. Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald earns next UFC welterweight title shot, but doesn't care if it's against Johny Hendricks or Robbie Lawler

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight wunderkind Rory MacDonald earned a crack at the 170-pound crown with a stunning, third-round technical knockout victory over Tarec Saffiedine in the UFC Fight Night 54 headliner last Saturday night (Oct. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 54 post-fight press conference full video replay from Halifax

With UFC Fight Night 54 coming to a close late last night (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014), featuring top-ranked Welterweight contender, Rory MacDonald, making a case for a 170-pound title shot after dispatching of Tarec Saffiedine via technical...Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 54

The welterweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives in the UFC, and two of the top fighters in the 170-pound fold collided when Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine squared off at Fight Night 54. The 25-year-old contender has been labeled the future of the welterweight division since he made his promotional debut back in 2010. Show More Summary

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