Power Rankings: Welterweight
Monday, July 29
That first day of boxing class -- the one where students are taught the jab -- it turns out Rory MacDonald was paying attention during that one. MacDonald dominated Jake Ellenberger behind a steady jab at UFC on Fox 8, but fans (and his boss) expected more. The win won't make any highlight reels for the UFC, but it does move MacDonald up the ESPN.com rankings and clearly into title contention. How soon could a title come? Nobody knows. The Jabathon wasn't the type of fight that crowns MacDonald a No. 1 contender, but according to him, he doesn't even want to be a No. 1 contender anyway because his buddy Georges St-Pierre is the champ. So, if you're looking for MacDonald in the near future, I guess check "No Man's Land."