Who's next for Rory?

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  1. cobyd

    cobyd Orange Belt

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    I know his nose is taking longer to heal than expected.. but he still should be ready either December or sometime early in the new year.

    He has said he will fight anyone relevant in the top 10 that he hasn't fought before...

    I'm thinking Matt Brown (who he beats easily) other than that options are limited. I guess the Dong would be a good rebound fight also.
     
  2. Bels89

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    The winner of the Matt Brown-Kelvin Gastellum fight or the loser of the Hendricks-Woodley fight make sense. or Kim. Those are the only people that make sense. Wonderboy and Nelson still need 1 or 2 before the elite.

    He only needs 1 fight, 2 fight max, to get back to a title shot - keep him relevant with top competition.

    Heres the top 15:

    Champion : Robbie Lawler (lost)
    1 Johny Hendricks
    2 Rory MacDonald
    3 Tyron Woodley (won)
    4 Carlos Condit (lost)
    5 Matt Brown
    6 Demian Maia (won)
    7 Dong Hyun Kim
    8 Tarec Saffiedine (won)
    9 Stephen Thompson
    10 Rick Story
    11 Gunnar Nelson
    12 Jake Ellenberger (won)
    13 Thiago Alves
    14 Kelvin Gastelum
    15 Neil Magny
     
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    I'd give him the loser of Hendricks/Woodley
     
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    Lombard's back in January.
     
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    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    How about Stephen Thompson? Does he have a fight yet?
     
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    I'm pretty sure Rory will main event a lot more from now on. A 5 rounds Rory will have time to finish his opponents in a devastating way. By the time he gets his next title shot, he'll be unstoppable. For his next fight, Matt Brown seems obvious but he's fighting Gastelum. So i guess it's between Dong Hyun Kim, Gunnar or Rick Story. It's too soon for Tompson to fight against Rory even though it's the most interesting matchup between those 4.
    But the most interesting matchups for me would be Hendricks/Rory or a Condit/Rory rematch.
     
  9. cobyd

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    He's dropping to 155...
     
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    Agree mostly. Woodley again wouldn't make sense. But I love the idea of Hendricks losing to Woodley then getting Rory for his troubles haha. I didn't know Gastelum was booked with Brown. When is that?
     
  11. RoryMacdonald

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    Will either be Brown, Thompson, Bendo or Gunnar.
     
  12. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    a plastic surgeon.

    then who knows? when is he supposed to return. I like a Gunnar match up. Or really any of these guys you picked.
     
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    I'd love to see Rory vs. Gunnar or Wonderboy.
     
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    Rory KO's Gunnar.
    Rory blugeons Wonderboy on the ground.

    MASSIVE step up in competition for both.
     
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    Sigoff2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Diaz destroys Rory, Stockton slaps his nose.
     
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    I doubt it would happen, but a Rory-Nick Diaz fight would be fun.

    Realistically, a fight against Matt Brown.
     
  17. fortheo

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    I can do that too:


    Gunnar submits Rory.
    Wonderboy knocks Rory out


    Of course it's steps up for them, but Rory needs a step back after the brutal beating he just took.
     
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    Rory vs Brown leggoooo
     
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    Rory MacDonald vs Neil Magny sounds fun
     
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    Nick would not do much other than flip the bird and taunt. Of course that's enough for his fans.
     

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