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Rory MacDonald Details Embarrassing Incident With An Avocado

Rory MacDonald showed inside the Octagon, Demian Maia was no match for him this past weekend, scoring a decision victory at UFC 170.

Outside the cage, though, MacDonald was defeated by something else: an avocado.

After picking up his seventh UFC victory, MacDonald (16-2) discussed a kitchen incident that almost forced him to pull out of his fight in Las Vegas.

“I stabbed myself (while cutting an avocado),” MacDonald said. “It was pretty embarrassing. I couldn’t believe it.

“I thought I was going to have to pull out because you could easily hit a tendon.”

The Tristar fighter went to the hospital, got himself stitched up and checked out, saying, “everything’s fine and intact. I fought and everything’s cool.”

With the win, MacDonald got himself back on track after a decision loss to Robbie Lawler last year. He has dropped just two UFC fights in his career – to Lawler and former interim champion Carlos Condit.

UFC’s Donald Cerrone Gives Title Belt To NASCAR Driver

While the UFC prefers to hold main events on holiday weekends, for NASCAR fans this weekend is a holiday, as it marks the return of the sport with the Daytona 500.

Earlier this weekend in Florida, the UFC’s Donald Cerrone presented his good friend Kevin Harvick with a championship belt.

Cerrone and Harvick have more than just a friendship, as Harvick’s management team directs the career of “Cowboy.”

Cerrone also sat atop the trailers inside the pits to watch the action.

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GSP, Alexander Gustafsson Make Wager On Winter Olympic Hockey Final

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is feeling confident in his Canadian hockey team bringing home a Winter Olympic gold medal Sunday from Russia.

So confident he is willing to make a bet with Alexander Gustafsson.

Canada will take on Sweden – Gustafsson’s home country – for gold after they defeated the U.S. on Friday. Sweden advanced with a victory over Finland.

St-Pierre stated on Twitter that he already won one bet with Canada topping the U.S., posting, “My friend John Cholish has to wear a Canadian hockey jersey because we beat the USA.”

Gustafsson, set to take on Jimi Manuwa next month, already picked out the jersey for GSP – assuming Sweden takes down the defending gold medal winners.

Daniel Cormier Believes All His Sparring Partners Would Beat Patrick Cummins

Daniel Cormier’s decision to move down to light heavyweight was done because his AKA training partner – and close friend – Cain Velasquez is the current UFC heavyweight champion.

The two have talked quite often about not meeting each other inside the Octagon, saying each day in San Jose you can see them going at it.

However, for Cormier’s training ahead of his UFC 170 fight with Patrick Cummins, “DC” was forced to push through without Velasquez.

Velasquez underwent shoulder surgery recently after he defeated Junior dos Santos last year to successfully defend his title. He could return later this year, likely facing the winner of Fabricio Werdum-Travis Browne.

“It was tougher (without Velasquez),” admitted Cormier, during the pre-fight press conference. “You can’t replace him; he’s the best in the world. He works harder than anybody my size.

“I used Luke Rockhold and other partners, mixing them up. Everyday I sparred three different guys.”

Cormier did say that Velasquez “was around to do my cardio with me and speed and agility work.

“He was there to hang out.”

As was the norm for the press conference, Cormier made sure to get a shot in on his opponent. The two have had several verbal exchanges since Cummins was announced as the replacement for Rashad Evans.

“Every training partner that I had could beat Patrick Cummins,” he stated.

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