MacDonald-Lombard fight pushed back again

If you want to see Rory MacDonald in action, you’ll need to be patient.

The Canadian welterweight fighter was pulled from Montreal’s UFC 186 card in favour of a second title bout that will see flyweight Demetrious Johnson put his belt on the line against Japan's Kyoji Horiguchi.

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The UFC offered no comment on why MacDonald's fight with Hector Lombard was bumped from the lineup other than to say the fighters were being considered as an option on a future card.

The 25-year-old MacDonald has been the UFC's ping pong ball of late.

After MacDonald defeated Tarec Saffiedine last October, UFC president Dana White hinted the Kelowna, B.C. native would get a title fight against Johny Hendricks. However, that fight was bumped in favour of another installment of the Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler saga.

The other main event at the Bell Centre on April 25 features T.J. Dillashaw against Renan Barao in a bantamweight title match.

The UFC also added another fight to the UFC 186 card -- Windsor, Ont.’s Chad Laprise will face Bryan Barberena.



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