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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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
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Mike Dolce will talk about not working with Kelvin Gastelum for his recent fight, as well as Ronda Rousey and B.J. Penn's preparation for this weekend.
1:20 p.m. -- Manny Gamburyan will talk about why he wants to switch weight classes and his teammate Ronda Rousey's upcoming title defense at UFC 175.
1:40 p.m. -- 'Bigfoot' Silva will talk about his ongoing feud with Josh Bar more
Welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine discusses why he's been on the sidelines recently and when he expects to return. more
Saffiedine said he wanted a top five welterweight when he returns to action this September, so why not go straight to the top? After defeating Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 this past January in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, Tarec Saffiedine has been sitting on the sidelines with an upper body injury; one he declined to specify.
The unfortunate setback bounced "Sponge" from his scheduled fight against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 174 earlier this year.
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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.
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Tarec Saffiedine is back in the gym and itching for a fight, and he’s got a name in mind: Rory MacDonald.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC 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
Two lightweights looking to avoid the unemployment line will bang it out in "Sac-Town."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will give a pair of struggling lightweights a chance to turn things around -- at the expense of each other -- when Justin Edwards collides with Yancy Medeiros at the UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC announced the booking on Monday.
Edwards (8-4) was riding high with a submission win over Jo more