Rory MacDonald Says He'll Be Very Close To A Title Shot If He Wins At UFC 167
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.29.2013
He has to get past Robbie Lawler...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Rory MacDonald (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) said that if he can beat Robbie Lawler (21-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at UFC 167, he'll be very close to a title shot against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
On getting a title shot: "If I continue to have exciting fights and dominant fights and winning, I think I'm very close [to a title shot]. It really depends on how the fights go."
On the criticism against him: "There was a lot of criticism about [my most recent fight]. I've taken some advice to be a little more exciting, a little more aggressive and also balancing it with being a technical fighter, so there was a lot to learn from that fight."
On fighting Lawler: "It's a nice change having a guy who doesn't talk and just comes to fight, and I appreciate that. We'll put on a good show."