UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald responds to Tarec Saffiedine's call out

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Rory MacDonald responds to fellow top ranked UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine, who recently called him out.

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is looking for another fight after successfully making his UFC debut earlier this year. He defeated Hyun Gyu Lim in an entertaining fight of the night performance, and as he looks for a top contender on his next bout, he recently called out Rory MacDonald.

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"Rory looked pretty good (against Tyron Woodley), he's a great fighter. But you know, after watching the fight, I was like, 'I can beat him.' I have the tools, I have the skills and the mindset to beat the guy," Tarec said during an appearance at the MMA Hour, "He's a great fighter, one of the best. He's really close to a title shot and I want to fight the best. I truly believe I can beat the guy. Hopefully they give me that chance. I want to fight Rory. He's an amazing fighter and we can put on an amazing fight. I believe I can beat him."

Ariel Helwani was able to speak to MacDonald, and on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, he responded to the call out.

"That's a fight that makes sense. We'll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I'm interested in what's gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I'm down."

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