If Rory MacDonald beats Penn, where does he go from there? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Flyweight
 
BlueLander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 355
                     
If Rory MacDonald beats Penn, where does he go from there?

Considering MacDonald has expressed time and time again he has no interest in fighting GSP, and GSP looking to be dominate champ for the foreseeable future, where the hell does he go next?

Is he just going to be the gatekeeper for GSP taking out any title contenders coming his way? I'd like to see him get his rematch with Condit but realistically where do you see him in the future?
BlueLander is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:22 PM
Colossal-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,406
                     
Right now, I say let him develop. Wasn't his last win Vaughn Lee? BJ Penn isn' even a top 10 WW. I say work him slowly.

That said he is going to have to move up if GSP isn't going too. But he is still young and still growing.

If he beats Penn I'd like to see him vs. a decent wrestler. Ellenberger comes to mind. Or Kos.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:32 PM
Welterweight
 
TheNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,261
                     
If he smashes Penn like he has the last few guys he's faced... Give Him a top teir wrestler and see how he does. If he smashes that guy.... No where for GSP to run..
TheNinja is offline  
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
Flyweight
 
BlueLander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 355
                     
I wouldn't mind seeing Rory / Koscheck
BlueLander is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:48 PM
Colossal-weight
 
John8204's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,797
                     
His last win was Che Mills, he's beaten Mike Pyle, Jordan Mein, Nate Diaz, Mike Guymon, and Clay French. Vaughan Lee is a BW who got messed up by TJ Dillashaw.

As for who he should fight next...

Ellenberger, Kampmann, Woodley, or Marqaurdt.

He's likely two years away from a title shot thanks to the log-jam and GSP wishy washiness. I think the best thing for Rory is to be the UFC divine sword of righteousness. Anytime a fighter is in the top ten and he really shouldn't be there sick Rory on them.
John8204 is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
AlphaDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,096
                     
He should never be given a top guy if he doesn't want to fight for the belt. You give him a guy like Ellenberger, Fitch etc and he derails them, what happens next? Nothing. The division just lost one more contender. He should be stuck fighting the Mike Pyles and BJ Penns of the division.

Will make predictions for credits. Please, I'm so broke.

AlphaDawg is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Colossal-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,406
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by John8204 View Post
His last win was Che Mills, he's beaten Mike Pyle, Jordan Mein, Nate Diaz, Mike Guymon, and Clay French. Vaughan Lee is a BW who got messed up by TJ Dillashaw.

As for who he should fight next...

Ellenberger, Kampmann, Woodley, or Marqaurdt.

He's likely two years away from a title shot thanks to the log-jam and GSP wishy washiness. I think the best thing for Rory is to be the UFC divine sword of righteousness. Anytime a fighter is in the top ten and he really shouldn't be there sick Rory on them.
Lol. Vaughn Lee, Che Mills. Same thing.

Wonder if he would be down with fighting Marquardt? That would be a pretty good fight.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 03:08 PM
LL
Cruz Control
 
LL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
Posts: 9,159
                     
I think the better question is will he find the will to live on when he's laying in a pool of his own blood, FOX executives are scrambling as first time viewers look at the horror scene inside the octagon and Joe Rogan loses his mind as BJ Penn licks his blood off his gloves and walks out of the Octagon the baddest mother****er alive.

I'd like to see him fight Tyron Woodley or Nick Diaz, but I really hope BJ slaughters him.

2013 VIP FFL Champion
THE DRAGON RIDES AGAIN - 12/20/14
Machida - Alves - Cruz - JDS - Weidman - Condit - Pettis - Edgar - Cowboy - Dodson - Okami
LL is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Colossal-weight
 
John8204's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,797
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaDawg View Post
He should never be given a top guy if he doesn't want to fight for the belt. You give him a guy like Ellenberger, Fitch etc and he derails them, what happens next? Nothing. The division just lost one more contender. He should be stuck fighting the Mike Pyles and BJ Penns of the division.
The WW division doesn't need to worry about losing "contenders" they have plenty of those. Also the guys you are worried about being "derailed" like Fitch and Ellenberger they did just lose to Kampmann and Hendricks.
John8204 is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Bantamweight
 
H33LHooK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where it's cold- very cold.
Posts: 691
                     
Rory has lots of upside, but IMO his stand-up is still a very obvious work-in-progress; Mills was giving him all he could handle.

Until he develops that, anyone with good TDD and decent striking will give him fits.

Maybe Fitch next?

.
H33LHooK is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome