You've heard it a million times before; Rory MacDonald and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, will never fight one another.
While many, not all, understand that you simply can't expect teammates to fight one another for the sake of money, Rory says it's deeper than that.
Appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast (via MMA Fighting), Rory says he isn't bout to stab Georges in the back after he welcomed him with open arms into Tri-Star gym early on in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
"He welcomed it. I never forgot it, either. A lot of people now are asking me to fight him, this and that. They don't see the things that I got to see, that I appreciate. Not only as a martial artist, but for myself. I learned so much from him and I gained a lot from his kindness and what he gave to me. I'm not going to forget that and stab him in the back."
Of course, UFC President Dana White has declared time and again that his checkbooks speaks louder than words and is confident that Rory would accept a bout against "Rush" once he sees all the financial benefits that come with it.
The problem with that is, Rory isn't out to be a billionaire because his life doesn't revolve around money.
"You know what? Life's not about money. Obviously, I'm doing this for money, also, but it has never been my goal to be a fucking billionaire. I'm going to live in the woods one day. Hunt, be weird, not have to listen to people call me a psycho all the time."
See, Nate Diaz, this guy gets it.