Rory MacDonald Is Looking To Hurt Jake Ellenberger At UFC on Fox 8

23 year old Rory MacDonald is set to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8, the Canadian is currently 14-1 and will look to improve that record against the always dangerous Juggernaut. Ellenberger, who knocked out Nate Marquardt at UFC 158, has had plenty to say about MacDonald in the lead up to their bout. Taking to twitter to voice his opinions, and also predicting an early knockout.

MacDonald is apparantly un bothered, check out what he had to say to MMAJunkie.com:

“Maybe it is for him, but at the end of the day, this is my job, to fight. I don’t let trash talk or anything get in the way or [have] a difference in my focus or my emotions. He could be the nicest guy, or the rudest guy. He chose that route, and really, it doesn’t make a difference to me. I’m going in there to win a fight, regardless of what attitude he brings in there.”

“My last opponent had some stuff to say, too,” MacDonald said. “At the end of the day, it’s just bickering. The great thing about our job is that we get to solve our problems because we get locked in a cage, and they tell us to fight.”

BJ Penn did a lot of trash talking leading up to his scrap with MacDonald, and ended up paying the price via a nasty three-round beating. The outcome of the match was fair, but a lot of fans and pundits thought that MacDonald was unprofessional in the way he showboated.

“The B.J. fight, I was having fun just beating on him, He was talking a little bit of trash, so I figured I might just hurt him a little bit more.”

“Sometimes it’s just a little more fun. Sometimes, you just want to hurt someone and devastate their lives fast. But I only react to how I’m feeling that night.”

Now here is a guy that enjoys his job. A little too much? Maybe. But he will be put to the test against Ellenberger, who takes no prisoners and will test Rory Mac’s chin.


24 Comments

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    jmedno5891

    July 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I have a feeling that if MacDonald didn't have MMA as an outlet he would be beating the **** out of people on the street. Thank baby Jebus for MMA!

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    grandslam

    July 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Jake Ellenberger is no BJ Penn my friend. God forbid if Jake starts to enjoy hurting Rory during the fight. Rory will very soon start looking like a **** victim.

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    Entity

    July 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I normally don't say this, but I hope Ellenberger beats him down BAD! He needs a wake up call.

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    GianGiacommo G

    July 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The pic itself of Rory is downright creepy,looks like he's lurking in the shadows&coming out at night to freak people out! Hope he wins though!

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    PukeVomit

    July 15, 2013 at 4:46 am

    man, THIS is the real american psycho! compared to rory, bonnar was at most like the tooth fairy!

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    HolyGrimace666

    July 15, 2013 at 6:31 am

    fug Rory!

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    j_flood1878

    July 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Rory will destroy him! Far better all round fighter. Hope he hurts him far more than BJ ! Maul him rory!!

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    MAMBA24ILL

    July 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Rory is getting too cocky & I think he's going to pay the price.

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    movescamp

    July 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

    How is rory a more complete fighter? Jake is a NCAA wrestling champ, kick boxer, has a purple in bjj, and was a US marine. I would say that's a pretty thorough background. Rory is a naturally talented athlete, but no more or less "well rounded" or complete. Jake is light years beyond bj penn and has an equal chance winning. Should be a great fight.

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    Kevin

    July 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

    As a Canadian, naturally I want Rory to win, but he comes off as a complete pompous dickhead. I thought this guy was training to be GSP's protege…I hope Jake puts a beating on him to humble his *** down.

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    cranestyle

    July 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Much as like the image GSP projects, that of a humble, nice guy, I also like that MacDonald isn't a stereotypical Canadian. Maybe he should walk out to "Psycho Killer".

    Ellenberger is a beast, so the trash talk is a high risk play.

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    Nova

    July 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Rory macdonald signs new contract with the ufc, wanting his fightmoney payed out through unhabited pieces of land, a new state of the art woodchipper and loads of bleach. He also recently denied ufc to make an episode of ufc cribs, the reason being unknown…

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    kungfurule

    July 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    HIs whole 'persona' is a bit fake just like GSP, I'm sure they are decent guys but they have figured out that its good to play a 'role' like in the WWE. Chael is pretty funny but these Montreal guys are so smooth they are selling it like a boss. :so well you don't really notice.

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    Dbish99

    July 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Rory leatheface macdonald

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    Dbish99

    July 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    *leatherface

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