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Rory MacDonald: 'It looks like Hector Lombard is the next fight'

The Tristar Gym product is anxious to get back inside the Octagon after a title loss against "Ruthless" at UFC 189 this past July.

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Rory MacDonald is a tough dude. He's taken his lickings (pic) inside the Octagon and he wants to stay busy.

"The Canadian Psycho" reiterated his desire to face Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Robbie Lawler many more times.

No complaints here.

He's even willing to throw down against the exiled Nick Diaz, if and when the Stockton slugger ever gets reinstated. That said, it looks like a familiar face may be next on the docket.

From his UFC Dublin Fan Q&A:

"I'm definitely not sitting out. That's not for me. I want to be as active as possible. I'm not waiting anymore for title shots or anything like that. If it happens, then it happens. I need to fight more actively. Tyron [Woodley] would be fine... Anybody in the division or middleweight, I'll fight. It doesn't really bother me. I wish I could've faced Nick [Diaz] before his five-year suspension. It looks like his career is over... [It] looks like Hector Lombard, though, is the next fight."

The Tristar Gym product was last seen competing against Lawler back at the UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) in July and mentioned he would welcome a third crack at the 170-pound king, after having the time of his life in "Sin City," but sitting out until "Ruthless" and Carlos Condit settle a score at UFC 195 on Jan. 2, 2016 is one thing he's not a fan of.

The 26-year-old Canadian, who carries a loss to the "The Natural Born Killer," as well as a previous victory over the front runner for the next welterweight title shot, Woodley, is expecting to fight the currently suspended Hector Lombard, who he was originally slated to face at UFC 186 last April.

Warning shots have already been fired from "Lightning."

However, that doesn't mean MacDonald hasn't an alternate plan of fighting some of the bigger boys in the 185-pound division.


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