MacDonald again refuses to fight teammate GSP

Rory MacDonald (top) punches Che Mills during their UFC 145 welterweight bout April 21, 2012 in...

Rory MacDonald (top) punches Che Mills during their UFC 145 welterweight bout April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:57 PM ET

It almost wouldn’t be a Rory (Ares) MacDonald fight without reporters asking the B.C. native if he will one day challenge welterweight champion and teammate Georges (Rush) St. Pierre.

MacDonald, who currently holds the No. 3 spot on the UFC’s official 170-pound rankings, locks horns with dangerous striker Robbie Lawler on the main card of UFC 167 in Las Vegas Saturday. In the headliner, St. Pierre aims to net his ninth consecutive title defence when he faces Johny Hendricks.

Should both Tristar fighters emerge victorious, a championship fight between the two makes sense at least from a rankings perspective.

However, MacDonald’s been faced with this scenario before, and it’s clear years of responding have helped him perfectly articulate his thoughts on the subject.

“Nope,” MacDonald bluntly told reporters during a scrum this week. “Next question.”


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