Rory MacDonald To Step Up As Gunnar Nelson’s Next Big Challenge?


Gunnar Nelson (4-0) who submitted Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 46 has MMA fans salivating at his athleticism and skill level. The prospect has the UFC world talking about who will step up to face him next and if the fans have anything to say about it, it will undoubtedly be Rory MacDonald.

While UFC head honcho Dana White usually shoots down ‘fantasy booking,’ he didn’t reject the idea of Nelson vs. MacDonald outright.

“I don’t know … lemme talk to the guys and see what they think,” he said at UFC Fight Night 46′s post-event press conference in Dublin. “What I don’t like is you see these guys who are talented, super-talented but don’t have the big-fight experience yet, taking these big jumps up.

“But we’ll see what happens. Lemme talk to his people, and talk to him, and really see what we want to do here.”