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The ongoing argument over the next welterweight title shot. The continuing fallout from the UFC's signing of CM Punk. The class-action lawsuit against the UFC filed by veteran fighters. Oh, and what to make of Saturday night's main event between Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway. There is no lack of discussion points in the mixed martial arts world as we barrel toward the holiday season, so let's jump right into another edition of Fightweets. Does Johny Hendricks or Rory MacDonald deserve the next read news >>

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The estimated pay-per-view (PPV) buys are in for UFC 181, which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. And they ain't too shabby. Headlined by the Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler 170-pound title fight, as well as the lightweight championship showdown between Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez, UFC 181 returned between 375,000 and 400,000 buys, according to MMA Fighting. UFC hasn't seen numbers like that since Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey did work last July. Considering the tepi read news >>

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After much speculation, Rory MacDonald will not be getting his first title shot in the UFC. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, the UFC brass called MacDonald to update the status of his once-promised title shot. Dana White didn't just color MacDonald the No. 1 contender after his victory over Tarec Saffiedine in October, he said the fight would take place in MacDonald's home country. "It's pretty impossible to deny Rory that (title shot), whoever comes out of that Hendricks-Lawler fight, read news >>

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Tell us you didn't see this one coming from 10 miles away ... Remember when it was "pretty impossible" to deny Rory MacDonald the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title shot and that it would "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" take place in Canada? We do, mainly because company president Dana White made the now-hollow guarantee just two months ago moments after "Red King" (not a typo -- he has a new nickname, remember!) scored a third round (technical) knockout victo read news >>

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In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was later also reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports: Rory MacDonald confirms that he will NOT be getting a title fight. The UFC informed him of this last week. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) Decem read news >>

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Less than two months after he was promised the next UFC welterweight title shot in his native Canada, it appears now that Rory MacDonald won’t get the next crack at the gold.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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All signs point to a Lawler vs. Hendricks trilogy following news that Rory MacDonald won't be getting the next crack at the belt. Perhaps the real loser of the incredibly close rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was actually Rory MacDonald. Lawler eked out a split decision to become the UFC's welterweight champion, but the decision was controversial enough that the thought of a rubber match between the two men did run through Dana White's head. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be th read news >>

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Approximately two months ago, UFC President Dana White said that Rory MacDonald was the logical No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. read news >>

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Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you're going to have to wait. The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to "UFC Tonight." read news >>

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Though he was operating the understanding that he'd be next in line for a title shot, welterweight contender Rory MacDonald has been informed he's going to have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that MacDonald was informed by the UFC last week that he will not be fighting for the belt next. MacDonald was cageside on Dec. 6 for Johny Hendricks' rematch with Robbie Lawler, and was right there to witness the belt changing hands. With the sequel in the books read news >>

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Robbie Lawler is the new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin, thanks to a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks at the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it here). And "Ruthless" is not opposed to a rubber match, according to his conversation with Sherdog's "Beatdown Radio" show, in order to "figure this one out." "I'm very confident in my skills and think, if we fought again, I would win. Johny is a hell of a fighter, a hell read news >>

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It sounds like the UFC's new welterweight champion has been listening a pretty good former one. On Monday UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes told Ariel Helwani that a trilogy bout between his former protege Robbie Lawler and former champ Johny Hendricks should take precedent over a rematch with No. 2 welterweight Rory MacDonald. In October MacDonald was promised the next crack at the title somewhere in his native Canada, but UFC president Dana White sounded noncommittal after watching Lawler snatch t read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Rory MacDonald spoke with the media Saturday at UFC 181 and discussed his new "Red King" nickname, whether he believes Georges St-Pierre will return to the UFC and his confidence that he could finish any other fighter in the welterweight division. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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The UFC 181 main event split decision between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks was controversial to some, but not No. 2-ranked Rory MacDonald. read news >>

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