Rory MacDonald – Red King
Rory Joseph MacDonald is a Canadian mixed martial artist who recently signed a contract with Bellator MMA. He is a former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion.
01:44 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:12 Brian’s introduction.
04:36 Forthcoming first London fight with Paul Daley.
08:09 I don’t have a fight plan, I like to go with the flow.
09:47 Learning technique is the most important thing.
10:26 Training in MMA from the beginning.
16:22 The ups and downs of the past year for Rory.
22:07 Leaving the UFC.
25:58 The benefits of joining Bellator.
26:55 Dealing with enforced break following last lost fight.
28:06 Doesn’t do much pre-fight analysis of opponent.
29:30 What Rory does in fight week and on fight night.
32:04 Moving to Montreal to train at Tri-Star with Georges St-Pierre.
39:53 Rory’s media tour with Conor McGregor.
41:06 Keeping true to his own image, not emulating Conor McGregor
47:17 What an adrenalin dump feels like.
49:10 You get to know who you are in the cage.
50:53 Why Rory continues to fight despite the injuries.
53:13 How Rory finds fatherhood.
57:41 Why Rory loves hunting.
1:01:20 Rory’s diet.
1:02:32 Rory’s surprising interest.
1:03:37 Plans for the next year.
1:05:20 Head trauma issues.
1:06:52 Steroid use in the sport.
1:08:32 Success secrets.
1:09:07 Phone call to the 20 year old Rory MacDonald.
1:10:55 Best advice ever received.
1:12:03 Advice to the young person who wants to be a fighter.
1:14:57 Brian’s summing up.
People mentioned in this episode:
Michael “Venom” Page
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
The Notorious B.I.G.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.