Top-ranked UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald is coming off a TKO loss to champion Robbie Lawler in his last outing. It was a war that instantly became a Fight of the Year candidate, but the defeat was the Canadian’s second to Lawler.
While the loss puts MacDonald in a potentially awkward position within the 170-pound division, it also made the 26-year-old a better fighter.
“I’m more hungry than ever. It’s pushed me further. It’s made my blood burn. I just want to fight more. I want to fight every weekend. It’s made me very hungry,” MacDonald said during a recent fan Q&A session.
“I’m always going to be ready for a war. Hopefully, next time, I will handle it better and I won’t get put away like I did. I learned a lot from that experience,” MacDonald added. “It’s going to make me a much more mature fighter moving forward.”
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Still awaiting medical clearance for a nose injury he suffered during the July loss to Lawler, MacDonald expects to return ….View original article