Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Will he or won't he?
That question obviously speaks to whether or not MacDonald will fight his friend and training partner Georges St. Pierre.
The reason this question is pertinent is, contrary to what many people believe, GSP will earn yet another decision win when he uses his technical striking advantage to dispatch of Johny Hendricks.
So, back to the original question. I have no idea what will happen between these two. I'm not sure if anyone knows.
Some say MacDonald wants to be the 170 pound champion and will fight anyone to attain this goal.
Some say he'd rather move to Middleweight than punch his good buddy in the face.
I say none of this matters.
If MacDonald fights GSP, he will beat him.
MacDonald will use his physical tools and gifts to control a fight with St. Pierre.
Some have said Damian Maia "Fitched" Jon Fitch.
Well, if these two come to blows, MacDonald will "GSP" St. Pierre.
That is, MacDonald, much like in his recent fight with Jake Ellenberger, will use his jab to keep St. Pierre on the outside and systematically pick him apart.
If the two hold firm to their public statements that they are unwilling to fight one another then MacDonald will bide his time either at 170 pounds, beating up other contenders, or by making a name for himself at 185 pounds.
In either scenario, I just don't see anyone at welterweight who can beat St. Pierre. So after a few more defenses, St. Pierre could potentially abdicate his throne. This would clear the way for MacDonald to win a fight at 170 pounds and take his rightful spot atop the class.