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Rory MacDonald Was Hoping Paul Daley Would Trash-Talk More

May 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Rory MacDonald spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with Paul Daley at Bellator 179. Some highlights are below:

On Daley generall not trash-talking for the fight: “Unfortunately, Paul hasn’t been as himself in that way. He’s been pretty respectful most of the time besides a couple things he said recently, but I was kind of hoping he would lip a little more.”

On Daley questioning his heart in regard to a TKO loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 189: “I just, at that point, I was done on my feet, and I had to take a knee, and the ref stepped in. I think if he thinks I’m an easy-to-quit kind of fighter, I think he’s in for a rude awakening.”

On Daley’s skills: “He’s a one-hit KO kind of guy, and those guys are always a pain in the ass through the whole fight to deal with, because you have to be on 100 percent of the time.”