Rory MacDonald: ‘I am ready for a test like Pyle’
Rory "The Waterboy" MacDonald prepares for his upcoming bout on August 6 against Mike Pyle.
Rory “The Waterboy” MacDonald was booked for a 170-pound title match against Mike “Quicksand” Pyle on UFC 133: “Evans vs. Davis” event, which will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2011.
“The Waterboy” rebounded from his late-round loss from the hands of Carlos Condit (June 2010) by obtaining an outstanding victory over Nate Diaz during the UFC 129 last April 30 in Toronto. Rory MacDonald harshly finished his opponent using a dirty back.
Rory MacDonald, who just turned 21, already boasts a MMA record of 11-1. He trains under the Tristar promotion and is now in deep preparation for his welterweight bout against the veteran, Mike “Quicksand” Pyle. According to his recent blog, he is much excited for his bout on August 6.
“I still get nervous even now, but experience allows me to deal with it all far better than I did back then. Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones both say that they experience butterflies, but that they make them fly in formation. I love that saying … I am now 21 and am currently competing in the UFC. On August 6, I will face Mike Pyle at UFC 133 in Philadelphia. I’m sure I’ll be nervous, just hopefully not to the extent I was at 16. Preparation has allowed me to have confidence in myself and subsequently I am looking forward to August 6, rather than fearing it … I had a great day of sparring on Saturday at the Tristar Gym in Montreal. I’m feeling sharp, fit and strong and am exactly where I need to be at this point in time. I’ve been training full-on now for six to eight weeks and didn’t even really take a day off after beating Nate Diaz in April. I simply moved straight into this camp, which was great, because every fighter likes to stay busy … Although I’m still young, in fighting terms, I feel old and experienced beyond my years. I am ready for a test like Pyle…”
His opponent, Mike Pyle, was a thunder in the industry of MMA. He currently holds a record of 21-7-1 and has fought under different promotions. His most-recent victory was against Ricardo Almeida at UFC 128. This loss of Almeida has sent him into retirement, pushing Mike Pyle into greater fighting opportunities.View Article Source »