B.C.-born MacDonald preparing for Woodley clash

Rory MacDonald (red gloves) throws a punch at Demian Maia (blue gloves) during their UFC...

Rory MacDonald (red gloves) throws a punch at Demian Maia (blue gloves) during their UFC welterweight bout at Mandalay Bay earlier this year. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI AGENCY

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It's been almost four years since Rory MacDonald stepped into the octagon in front of his hometown crowd.

In the 46 months and change since a disappointing third-round TKO loss to Carlos Condit in June 2010, a lot has changed for the Quesnel, B.C.-born, Montreal-based fighter.

Maturity. Experience. A diversified arsenal.

All of those things have the 24-year-old seeking redemption when he clashes with fellow welterweight Tyron Woodley on June 14 at UFC 174 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

As a wide-eyed 20-year-old, the stage was much different at UFC 115.

 


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