That folks, is proof that it never hurts to call someone out. Tarec Saffiedine recently took a shot and called out top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald for a fight inside the Octagon.
And it looks like it may have paid off.
Speaking to "UFC Tonight," MacDonald said he's all for a fight against the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, as long as UFC matchmakers concur that it gets him closer to his much-desired title shot.
"He thought the fight made sense for him but would le more
Rory MacDonald responds to fellow top ranked UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine, who recently called him out.
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is looking for another fight after successfully making his UFC debut earlier this year. He defeated Hyun Gyu Lim in an entertaining fight of the night performance, and as he looks for a top contender on his next bout, he recently called out Rory MacDonald.
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"Rory looked prett more
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is a man on a mission. After a successful UFC debut in January against Hyun Gyu Lim, Saffiedine has been looking to get back into the cage. He was initially expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172 in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.
'The Sponge', however, is feeling better and ready to get back to work. First up? If Saffiedine had his way, it'd be Rory MacDonald.
Saffiedine recently called out MacDonald on The MMA Hour. He tol more
Perennial UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort feels he's been waiting on the sidelines for too long and is ready for another crack at UFC gold. Following 185-pound champ Chris Weidman's hard-fought win by decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 Saturday night, "The Phenom" was quick to make it known on Twitter that he wants the next shot at "The All-American": Now I want what I deserve, MY TITIE SHOT!!! Don't run away!! No excuses!! Agora eu quero o q eu… http://t.co/wZYj8OBVAT
— Vitor Belfo more
UFC Featherweight Dennis Bermudez revealed following his UFC on FOX 12 win over Clay Guida that he believed his 7-fight win streak warranted a title shot against the division's champ.
With the third longest active win streak on the UFC roster, Dennis Bermudez believes it is just a matter of time before he is handed a title shot for his efforts.
The TUF veteran is coming off a fantastic second round submission victory over the durable Clay Guida, which put him at seven consecutive wins since losi more
Robbie Lawler landed a UFC welterweight title shot at UFC on FOX 12 on Saturday night, while Matt Brown landed on the medically suspended list, facing the possibility of being out of work for up to six months. more
Mauricio Herrera won the interim WBA light welterweight title with a win over Johan Perez on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara undercard.
Johan Perez and Mauricio Herrera kicked off the Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara pay-per-view with a fairly entertaining scrap that went to a close majority decision.
Perez came into the bout as the interim WBA light welterweight champ, having won the "title" in a bout with Paul Spadafora in November of last year.
Herrera lost a somewhat controversial dec more
UFC welterweight competitor Tarec Saffiedine has been on the sidelines since January but believes he will be fit to return to the octagon in September. Tarec Saffiedine may have been on the sidelines for the better part of the past six months, but he certainly is not looking for any warm-up fights when he makes his return to the octagon.
The former Strikeforce welterweight champion has been out of competition since a January win over Hyun Gyu Lim in Singapore. Twice the welterweight was slotted more
DUBLIN – The line between future star and overhyped can be thin. Irishman Conor McGregor is straddling that line as he prepares to headline his first UFC show in front of his home fans in Dublin. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more