Dana White says Rory MacDonald to get title shot in Canada

October 8, 2014


Dana White says Rory MacDonald to get title shot in Canada

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will get his long awaited title shot and it will happen in Canada.

This news according to UFC President Dana White who confirmed that the 25 year-old will fight the winner of the UFC 181 main event between champion Johny Hendricks and No.1 contender Robbie Lawler.

MacDonald disposed of Tarec Saffiedine to clinch the title shot.

“It’s pretty impossible to deny Rory that, whoever comes out of that Hendricks-Lawler fight, he’s the next guy in line,” White told The Canadian Press on Wednesday.

MacDonald has already steamrolled through the 170-pound elites such as Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger and most recently Tarec Saffiedine.

“I have a lot of respect for Saffiedine,” White said. “That’s guy’s tough to deal with. Rory just absolutely made him look like he didn’t belong there. He actually treated him like No. 9.”

White says that the MacDonald title bout would “absolutely, positively, without a doubt, be in Canada. He’s next in line and that fight will be in Canada.”

There is no date or city announced as of yet, but stay tuned as we will break that news as it happens. next.

The UFC has a March date reserved in Montreal. A Toronto date is also expected in 2015.



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