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He was once an afterthought of sorts. Rory MacDonald has made significant progress each time he's stepped in the Octagon and has always been considered a fighter who might easily be a future champion.
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An afterthought to the drama surrounding Alistair Overeem's licensing
situation for UFC 141, the NSAC on Monday
handed out referee and judging assignments for his headlining fight, as well as the main event of "Strikeforce:
Rockhold vs. Jardine."
Veteran referee Mario Yamasaki has been assigned to Overeem vs. Lesnar
while Patricia Morse-Jarman, Glenn Trowbridge and Doug Crosby will judge
the UFC 141 main event.
Herb Dean, who recently was voted "Best Referee" at the 2011 World MMA
Aw read news >>