Rory MacDonald Claims He Won't Fight His Teammate GSP

Published on July 26th, 2013 6:50 pm EST

A win for Rory MacDonald this weekend over Jake Ellenberger would very likely give the Canadian fighter the next shot at the Welterweight championship.

After all, a win over Ellenberger would give MacDonald five wins in a row, including victories over the likes of BJ Penn and Nate Diaz. It would be pretty hard to deny MacDonald a title shot if he beats Ellenberger in an impressive fashion on Saturday night.

The only problem in this entire equation? MacDonald and current Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre are teammates at the Tristar Gym in Montreal. In addition, the two fighters have developed a friendship over the past couple of years.

So, assuming that MacDonald beats Ellenberger and Georges St. Pierre manages to get by Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, this would likely leave MacDonald as the number one contender to GSP's title.

If you are thinking that MacDonald would fight friend and teammate GSP - think again.

According to Rory, he would not even entertain the idea of fighting Georges St. Pierre.

So what would happen if this scenario plays out? I think that you could safely assume that MacDonald would make the jump up to Middleweight if he becomes the number one contender to St. Pierre's title, and it's very likely that the UFC would give MacDonald an immediate shot at the Middleweight title.

Of course, current Middleweight champion Chris Weidman also trains at Tristar, so MacDonald may very well find himself locked out of two titles if Weidman manages to retain against Anderson Silva in their rematch on December 28th.


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