Rory MacDonald Forced out of UFC 123 with Knee Injury


Top Canadian Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 123 bout against Matt Brown due to a knee injury suffered in training. Sources say that MacDonald will have to undergo surgery on October 14 but will likely only be out of action for a few weeks. The match was scheduled to take place live on Spike TV as parts of the Prelims Live series.

This was to be MacDonald’s third UFC outing after an impressive debut win over fellow King Of the Cage veteran Mike Guymon with a first round arm bar victory and a heartbreaking late third round loss to Carlos Condit in which he dominated the first two rounds only to be pounded out with only 7 seconds left in the third round.

Brian Foster (14-5) from Matt Hughes H.I.T. Squad in Illinois will step in to take on Matt “The Immortal” Brown (11-9) however UFC officials have yet to officially announce the change and it is unclear whether it will remain as part of the televised preliminary cards.

2 Responses to “ Rory MacDonald Forced out of UFC 123 with Knee Injury ”

  1. Cody Rempel says:

    Shame… I was really looking forward to seeing Rory back in the Octagon! I wish him a speedy recovery!

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  2. Michael says:

    Too bad!! Too bad he’s out! What a missed chance for Canadians to see this up and coming MMA star! Spike would have made a fantastic venue for Rory to shine! Spike is one of the most popular stations in Canada.

    Anyway, hope Dana doesn’t hold this pull-out against him. He did a great job against Condit until his total meltdown in the 3rd. It would have been great for his confidence to get right back in the saddle and fight again! Oh well!

    Hoping Rory has a speedy recovery and gets back into the cage as soon as possible.

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