MacDonald win streak has GSP overtones

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 AM ET

You don’t need to remind B.C.’s Rory MacDonald what will likely happen if he continues winning.

He knows.

He doesn’t like to think about it and he most definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.

The 22-year-old — who is 3-1 in the UFC and 12-1 as a pro — knows that if he continues to get his hand raised in the octagon, he is on a collision course with his gym-mate Georges St. Pierre.

“That bridge has to be crossed when we get there. Right now, I’m concentrating on (my next fight),” says MacDonald, who will face Che Mills at UFC 145 later this month.

Should he impress against the 14-4 Englishman, he could be a fight or two from a welterweight title shot.

MacDonald’s only loss was against Carlos Condit — the man who will face St. Pierre for the belt in November in Montreal should the champ be healthy.

That loss came as a result of a stoppage due to strikes with seven seconds left in the fight.

Since, he has overpowered Nate Diaz in a lopsided affair that sent Diaz down a weight class and he has stopped Mike Pyle with punches in the first round.

He may not want to think about it, but given that he has looked more and more dominating with each win, a bout with his Tristar Gym training partner may happen sooner than anyone expected.

Jose.rodriguez@sunmedia.ca

twitter: @SUNJRodriguez


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