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Rory MacDonald: “No, I won’t be fighting Georges.”

Rory MacDonald: “No, I won’t be fighting Georges.”

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald looks like a champion in the making. At 23 years old, “Ares” has gone 14-2 with twelve finishes and noteworthy wins over Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle, and B.J. Penn. However, to win divisional gold MacDonald might have to fight mentor (and current title-holder) Georges St-Pierre.

Or not.

According to MacDonald, he has no plans on ever crossing paths with GSP in the Octagon even though UFC President Dana White has previously hinted at the possibility.

“No, I won’t be fighting Georges. When the fight comes, if we ever had to meet up, we wouldn’t fight. I’m not fighting him,” said MacDonald in a conversation captured by MMAFighting, stating he’d rather bulk up than face his close friend. “We’ll see. I don’t want to think about it until the time. I’ll keep fighting. He’ll keep fighting. It’ll work its way out. I could go up (to middleweight) for sure.”

MacDonald will have to get by Jake Ellenberger this weekend at UFC on FOX 8 before concerning himself with championships of any sort. The bout is serving as the show’s co-headliner.