"He has shown a lot of potential. I think there's a lot of things I can definitely acknowledge. There's some things that he does well. I don't see any big weaknesses, but people have to keep in mind he has been pushed. He has that stamp of approval from Georges St. Pierre in his corner. That's huge, obviously, that's good for him. But to be ranked third in the world? It's a little ridiculous to me. I think it's been more judged on who he trains with rather than who he has beat."
Top welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has beaten five fighters inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon. Two of them have since been cut, one has retired and another moved back down to lightweight. Does that make him the third best 170-pound fighter in the world? Not according to UFC on FOX 8 opponent Jake Ellenberger, who thinks his place among the division's elite is "ridiculous." MacDonald can help his own case by stopping "The Juggernaut" tomorrow night (July 27, 2013) in the "Johnson vs. Moraga" co-main event at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, or head to the back of the line if "Ares" is unable to live up to the hype. Whose side are you taking in this rankings dispute (see the full list here) and why?