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Opinion: An Ill-Fated Path

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Rory MacDonald’s career has gone steadily downhill for many years now. His performances got worse and worse, even in victory, and he began losing fights he was expected to win. We don’t need to speculate about the reasons why, as they were helpfully provided by MacDonald himself. His heart simply wasn’t into fighting anymore. It’s rare in MMA to see a precipitous decline for a former elite champion like MacDonald and know the exact reasons why, so let’s look at his case in more detail.