By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
UFC 189 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and produced a number of memorable fights and exciting finishes.
The welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald stole the show, as the pair went to war for over twenty minutes.
In the end, the champion was able to defeat the 26-year-old Canadian via fifth-round TKO, this after “Ruthless” landed a solid jab to MacDonald’s already broken nose.
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who is a training partner and close friend of Rory MacDonald’s, recently did an interview with BloodyElbow where he discussed the Lawler vs. MacDonald fight as well as Rory’s future:
“Rory is a good friend of mine and a training partner. I think he did a great job until he got caught by that last straight left. I still believe Rory will be world champion one day. I just believe, maybe it wasn’t meant to be right now,” GSP said. “But it doesn’t change the fact that I still think he’s the future of the division.”
“If you look at Robbie Lawler, his career went up and down before he became champion. I think sometimes it’s just to be patient with time and experience. But I truly believe for Rory, I have a message for him, I could tell him — I know he’s probably sad and everything, because when you lose a fight you are very sad and sometimes emotion about it — but not give up on his dream, hold on to it. By seeing him training and talking to him, I know he’s the future of this division. It just wasn’t meant to be to happen right now, but it will be pretty soon.”
Do you agree with ‘GSP’ that MacDonald will one day become the UFC welterweight champion of the world?
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