Rory MacDonald has slowly been moving his way up the welterweight rankings and a win over Jake Ellenberger in his next bout could put him a fight away from a world title fight. The only problem, longtime friend and trainer partner Georges St-Pierre is currently the world champion. According to MacDonald, however, the two will never fight, no matter what:
"We're not fighting," MacDonald said. "Me and Georges are friends, we're training partners. We'll have our own arrangements and figure it all out when the time comes. It's not going to come to us fighting. Friends, teammates, you know? We're here to help each other."
When asked to clarify his "arrangements" comment, MacDonald reiterated his ultimate goal in the sport is to become a champion.
"We'll just figure it out," MacDonald said. "I'm not there yet. I'm more focused on Jake than anything, I'm taking it one step at a time. I'm sure at one point I'll be champ in this division, that is my goal. I'm not just here to be No. 3 guy or No. 4 or whatever I'm ranked. Eventually I'll get there."