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?