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BREAKING UFC NEWS: Rory MacDonald has a NEW nickname!

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports


Guys, this one is hot off the press. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Rory MacDonald, has a NEW nickname!

[holds for applause]

First he was "The Waterboy," then he was "Ares," now he is ... (wait for it) ... "RED KING."

MMA Fighting has the exclusive straight from UFC Tonight:

His friend, lightweight Kajan Johnson, who, like MacDonald, is originally from British Columbia in Western Canada, and traveled to the other end of the country to train in Montreal at the Tristar Gym, gave MacDonald the name. The name Rory is an Anglicized form of an Irish/Gaelic name that means Red King.

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and yell at God for not making me a Canadian.

Now that he's armed with his new moniker, MacDonald (18-2) will head into battle against the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler, who throw down at the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Are you down with the "King?"

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