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Rory MacDonald: In UFC, ‘everybody is trying to be Conor McGregor’

May 19th, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Rory MacDonald will make his Bellator debut on Friday, when he meets Paul Daley in the main event of Bellator 179 in London.

But he’s been a part the company since signing last summer. And that means he’s been around enough to have a reasonable take on the difference between his old promotion and his new one.

And the way the Canadian welterweight standout sees it, the difference between the UFC and Bellator is as simple as the age-old battle between the corporate and the individual.

“I think Bellator gets it, they want to build a character around each and every guy on the roster,” MacDonald said on a recent media call. “They want to build up the names and let people see the real sides of them and they can build that up. The UFC kind of has lost that, everyone is wearing the same thing, everybody is trying to be Conor McGregor, and it’s lost it’s feel a little bit.”

In his experience thus far, MacDonald says he feels more respected by Bellator, whereas he felt like part of an assembly …

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Tags: Bellator 179, Conor McGregor, Paul Daley, Rory MacDonald

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