UFC officials have announced that Rory MacDonald will take on Robbie Lawler in a welterweight bout that will take place on UFC 167 in November. The event will take place on November 16 and will be headlined by the UFC welterweight title fight between champion Georges St. Pierre and number one contender Johny Hendricks.
ProMMAnow.com roving reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore caught up with UFC welterweight top contender Johny Hendricks at the UFC World Tour press conference this past week in L.A. and talked to the aspiring champion about his upcoming title fight with Georges St-Pierre and if he’s ready for the changes in lifestyle and all that comes with being UFC champion.
The UFC World Tour press conference in New York starts today at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT and will stream LIVE on ProMMAnow.com. Tune in as champions Georges St-Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones, and their challengers, Johny Hendricks, Miesha Tate, Junior Dos Santos and Alexander Gustafsson discuss their upcoming title fights with UFC fans and media.
I know what many of you are thinking, why bother with this article since Jake Ellenberger is going to lose to Rory MacDonald? To those of you who are thinking this, I say you’re idiots. This fight is the closest one on the UFC on Fox 8 card, and it can go either way. So if Ellenberger pulls out the win, here are my thoughts on who his next opponent should be:
To many people, including the media, Rory MacDonald is the future of the Welterweight Division that is currently being strangled by his friend and longtime training partner Georges St-Pierre. This is obviously the toughest test in Rory’s career in my mind, and here are three ways the seemingly untouchable MacDonald can lose to Ellenberger.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva was a guest Tuesday on UFC Tonight with hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen. Watch as “The Spider” explains what all that talk was about with him saying he couldn’t beat Jon Jones. The champ also responds to questions about fighting Chris Weidman this weekend at UFC 162, fighting for the light heavyweight title, and how he feels about Chael bringing along Georges St-Pierre along for a barbecue at his house.