UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald hopes that the UFC took notice of his TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine last night at UFC Fight Night Halifax and awards him with a title shot.
Saffiedine had never been stopped in his professional career prior to last night. The win put MacDonald’s name undoubtedly in the title picture following Johny Hendricks rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 in December.
MacDonald spoke at the post-fight press conference about the win, and what’s next for himself.
“Yeah, I really don’t see anyone else [getting the title shot]. I beat some really good guys this year and I think beating a guy like Tarec — I said in many interviews that he’s one of the best in the world in the welterweight division. I feel like I had a good fight against him tonight. Hopefully the UFC takes notice and puts in for that title shot so I can bring it back here to Canada.”
“I just want to fight the best man, so whoever. They’re both really good guys. They had a really close fight in the last one and Johny pulled it out there in the last minute of the last round, so who knows who’s going to bring it.”
“I just hope they’re going to put up a good fight again and may the best man win.”