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Rory MacDonald Wants Nick Diaz

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Paul Abell-US Presswire

UFC welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald is set to take on B.J. Penn in a welterweight bout that has title implications for the winner.  MacDonald, one of the hottest prospects in the UFC right now, has made it clear that he also would like a fight with Nick Diaz.

In a recent UFC 154 Q & A, MacDonald talked about his future in the division.

“I would fight him.  I might be ready to fight in like March or something like that. He might be my next fight after B.J., you never know how it works. We’ll see man. I’d love to fight Nick.”

This fight would certainly be Rory’s toughest test if it ever came to fruition.   Another interesting dynamic of the fight would be that Rory has already beaten Nick’s brother Nate Diaz in a decisive fashion.  Sure Nate is naturally a lightweight,  but it was a wrestling exhibition put on by MacDonald.  Would he be able to do the same thing against Nick?  Possibly, but B.J. Penn is his first priority.

Penn, one of the best fighters to ever be champions in two weight classes, will try to derail the hype surrounding MacDonald.  Surprisingly, Penn looks to be in phenomenal shape, which can be seen in on his website at www.bjpenn.com.

Penn has always had the skill; it was just putting everything together in terms of his cardio.  Rory has shown to be a phenomenal wrestler, but it will be interesting to see how he handles the dynamic guard of Penn if he does secure a take down.

Win or lose for both fighters, it should be a compelling fight from start to finish.

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