06-09-2012, 05:36 AM
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| | Zahabi: MacDonald will wait for GSP to retire for title shot
The Fight Nerd | Firas Zahabi says MacDonald Won’t Fight for the Title Until GSP Retires or Moves
“Georges is the champion of [MacDonald's] weight class,” Zahabi told The Fight Nerd.com. “They’re teammates and they won’t fight each other. We’re going to have to wait until Georges retires. I don’t think that’s going to be soon…. Also, one of them could change weight classes. That could also solve the problem. |
Zahabi has hinted in the past that he thinks the welterweight champion could make 155 pounds. But, with MacDonald still only 22 years old with a lot of room to grow, title contention is not the top thought in the trainer’s mind.
“I’m not worried about the title right now,” Zahabi added. “I’m just worried about making sure Rory keeps winning. You know, making sure he’s on the right side of the judge’s decision, the knockout or submission.”