Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Rory MacDonald, recently said goodbye to the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion to try his luck with Bellator MMA, inking a longterm contract with the Viacom boys just last week.
No more boring robots.
In addition, no more concerns about what might happen if Georges St-Pierre was to (eventually) return to the Octagon. In days past, the TriStar teammates were adamant about not fighting one another, even if it meant passing on a welterweight title shot.
“I am very happy for Rory, I think it’s a great move for him,” St-Pierre told UPROXX. “He chose the best option for himself and his family. I wish him the best. We’re going to train together still. I’m very happy for him. He found a new home to make more money and, if the conditions of work are better, I’m happy. I’m all for that.”
Bellator MMA is the new Strikeforce.
MacDonald (18-4), still just 27 years old, was previously ranked No. 3 at 170 pounds, despite back-to-back losses to Robbie Lawler and the aforementioned “Wonderboy.” That said, he also holds wins over Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia, among others.
Now that he’s in Bellator MMA … who should he fight first?
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