On July 11, 2015, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in a now-infamous five-round championship fight at UFC 189, one that saw both men give it everything they had to give mixed martial arts (MMA) fans one of the best fights in its history.
In the end, "Ruthless" managed to stop "Red King" via strikes in the final round, but according to Rory’s recent claims on The MMA Hour, Lawler may not have been fighting fair.
While he tried to hold back and bite his tongue, MacDonald partially spilled the beans, revealing that he has inside info from reliable source that "Ruthless" wasn’t exactly fighting "clean."
And once he completes his research and the allegations turn out to be true, then shit will hit the fan.
"To answer your question about leaving UFC without winning a belt, yeah I am. Actually right before this conversation, something very interesting came up to me. We are going to have to see where it goes, but it has something to do with the title fight against Robbie Lawler. Some very interesting information just came about. We’ll see what happens with that. I don’t really want to speak too loud about it, but it’s something that really grabbed my attention and I think a lot of people are going to be very interested to hear about this if it actually is true, I have to do my research. But it could be a potentially very big thing and it pisses me off. It pisses me right off to hear about it, to be honest. I feel very robbed. I worked hard for that fight and I fought my heart out. I left everything in there. I left my soul and I really left everything out there. I came in honest, and I always have my entire career. I don’t play with any dirty drugs, any performance enhancers or something I don’t believe in morally. I always believe in myself that if I work hard, work on my techniques, train hard that I can get to the top and be the best. The fact that whatever happened in there, if this is true, it pisses me right off to my core. Some test results came out four times higher than the limit for my fight with him. It could be bullshit. That’s why we have to look into it. I don’t want to start pointing fingers or anything. Look at that team's history. It makes me very suspicious but I can’t go out and start saying for sure without making my research that all this is true."
As a result of five hard-fought rounds with one of the hardest-hitting men in the sport, Rory suffered major facial damage, as you can see here.
To date, Lawler has never failed a pre or post-fight drug test, so if this "source" is correct, one has to wonder why United States Anti-Doping (USADA) or the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) didn’t catch it or reveal the alleged findings.
After all, it seems nothing escapes USADA these days.
Nevertheless, Rory wants to get all of his facts straight before he starts pointing the finger.