MacDonald (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), who recently made a successful Bellator debut with a submission victory over vet Paul Daley in May, answered a number of questions from fans as part of the social-media site’s “ask me anything” event.
However, one answer stuck out – one that involved former champion Robbie Lawler, who scored a come-from-behind TKO victory over MacDonald in a legendary bout that was named MMAjunkie’s 2015 “Fight of the Year.”
During today’s Reddit AMA, user “cczzrr” asked Macdonald if Lawler “was on peds when you fought.”
His answer (which came in all caps, like all of his other answers) was succinct: “IM CONVINCED HE WAS.”
The July 2015 bout took place just weeks after the UFC launched its drug-testing program with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which also tested UFC 189 fighters, all of the tests – including Lawler’s – came back clean.
MacDonald, though, seems convinced otherwise, though he didn’t go into details or elaborate during the AMA.
The 28-year-old Canadian also weighed in a number of other topics, including:
What he did for the first few weeks after the UFC 189 fight with Lawler:
“FIRST 3 DAYS I LAYED IN BED. AFTER THAT I PARTIED AND DID WHATEVER I WANTED EVERYDAY AND NIGHT FOR THE REST OF SUMMER”
“SHAMEFUL, LIKE EVERY OTHER GUY THAT DOES THIS CRAP AND HIDES IT, YET GLOATS DURING VICTORY”
Best/worst walkout song:
“MC HAMMER CANT TOUCH THIS WAS THE WORST”
“THAT ONE (TOOl’s ‘Forty Six & 2’) WAS THE BEST FORSURE”
Reaction to speculation that some especially tough fights may mean a shortened career:
“I FEEL BETTER THEN EVER TBH, NOT REALLY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT PPL MAY BELIEVE, I CAN ONLY TRUST HOW IM GENUINELY FEELING. I FORSEE MANY MORE YEARS COMPETING AT THE TOP RANKS OF THE SPORT”
On watching the recent fight between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia, knowing he’s got past wins over both of them:
“NOT REALLY, I KNOW I WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHOW I AM THE BEST WITHOUT A DOUBT AT SOME POINT IN MY CAREER”
Thoughts on Woodley:
“I THINK TYRON IS A VERY STRONG COMPETITOR, VERY STRATEGIC, ATHLETIC BUT I AM AWARE OF HIS WEAKNESSES ALSO”
If he rematched Woodley:
“I WOULD SUBMIT OR TKO HIM”
What if “some billionaire offered you $800k to walk up to Brock Lesnar and give him a ‘Stockton Slap,'” would he do it?:
If not MMA, what would he have done for a career?
“PROLLY LIVE IN THE WOODS AND DO RANDOM SHIT”
Potential next fights?
“I BELIEVE IF MY NEXT FIGHT IS FOR THE TITLE I WILL BEAT (CHAMP DOUGLAS) LIMA THEN FIGHT THE WINNER OF (GEGARD) MOUSASI VS (RAFAEL) CARVALHO.”
“THE MONEY WAS THE BIGGEST FACTOR FOR ME AT THIS POINT OF MY CAREER”
“I LIKE SPENDING TIME WITH MY DAUGHTER, I LIKE THINKING ABOUT GOD AND THE BIBLE, INVESTMENTS, BITCOIN.
“I WOULD TELL MYSELF TO KEEP IT SIMPLE AND TRUST IN YOUR STRENGTHS.
“HEADBUTTS, KNEES AND KICKS TO HEAD ON THE GROUND.”
What it would take to fight Cris Cyborg:
On whether UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is MMA’s pound-for-pound fighter:
“HONESTLY I THINK I AM”
On whether he broke “your caps lock on your keyboard” during the AMA:
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