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Rory MacDonald refutes Dana White's UFC 189 post-fight story: 'I knew everything that was going on'

MacDonald dispels the notion that he didn't know what year it was following his brutal TKO loss at the hands of welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

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In a world full of broken promises, and shattered dreams, it can be easy for comments to be misconstrued -- especially those of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White's.

Following the landmark"best-ever" UFC 189 pay-per-view in July, White gave his assessment of the carnage spewed inside the cage in MGM Grand Garden Arena, where Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald threw down for the welterweight belt (highlights here).

White said after the event, "When Rory got out back, they said ‘what year is it?' And he didn't know what year it was."

While on "The MMA Hour" with Ariel Helwani last Monday (via MMA Fighting), MacDonald took time to clarify those claims, which were just a result of lack of patience on the part of the Canadian.

His rebuttal:

"I knew what year it was. I knew everything that was going on. She [the doctor] was just asking me so many damn questions and I was like just trying to get air and spit out all the blood that was in my throat, so I was just annoyed so I stopped answering her questions. I was not in the mood to talk to the doctor. I was in my own little world. It's their job to check on you, that you're fine, I'm not going to question the doctor, that's their job."

The Tristar Gym representative is certainly well within his rights to disengage from the world following a brutal fight, as long as he adheres to the combat sports doctor's instructions. Between the blood and build-up of emotions, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters are drained leaving the cage.

His war with "Ruthless" was a good time, according to the "Red King," who called the bloody affair the best moment in his life. For the photos of MacDonald's hospital visit (feat. Lawler) and the day-after photo click here and here.

For all your UFC 189: "Mendes vs. McGregor" fallout, click here.

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