One thing the champion claimed is that he may have lost the killer instinct, which is something that Neiman Gracie claims is bullshit.
“It’s up to him (whether he wants to fight),” Gracie told MMA Junkie. “I think he still wants to hurt people. I saw him trying to hurt Fitch pretty bad tonight. I think it’s bull(expletive).”
Gracie and MacDonald are expected to meet this summer in the semi-finals of the welterweight world grand prix.
Killer instinct or not, one thing that Gracie hopes for is that MacDonald is going to be ready for their eventual clash.
“I’m waiting for Rory now, and I’ll be ready,” Gracie said. “It’s not up to me. I hope he is (ready June 14). He’s the champion. I want to fight for the belt, so I hope he’s ready because I will be.”
The winner of the Gracie/MacDonald bout will face the winner of the upcoming MVP/Douglas Lima bout in the finals of the welterweight world grand prix.