Former UFC title challenger and present PFL welterweight Rory MacDonald mentioned he is open up to a return to the Octagon in the upcoming.
MacDonald is at the moment signed to PFL and will take part in the promotion’s forthcoming 3rd period on ESPN. At any time the consummate veteran, “The Red King” is of course presently concentrated on winning the PFL welterweight match and getting house the $1 million greenback grand prize. But when a supporter questioned him all through a new Q&A session if he would ever make a return to the UFC, MacDonald explained he would be open up to it.
“UFC comeback? Possibly. We’ll see. I plan on carrying out some of my greatest fights in PFL in the next pair of decades though I’m with them, but you by no means know what’s going to happen following that,” the 31-year-previous MacDonald stated.
MacDonald (21-6-1) fought for the UFC from 2010 to 2016. He went 9-4 total in the Octagon, with noteworthy wins around BJ Penn, Tyron Woodley, Nate Diaz, Demian Maia, and Jake Ellenberger. Just after leaving the UFC, MacDonald joined Bellator as a higher-profile free agent and proceeded to gain the promotion’s welterweight title. Total, MacDonald went 3-2-1 in Bellator, with noteworthy wins over Douglas Lima, Paul Daley, and Neiman Gracie. He previous fought in October 2019 when he dropped to Lima.
Immediately after leaving Bellator, MacDonald signed with PFL and was anticipated to contend in the promotion’s 2020 year. Nevertheless, PFL held no events previous yr so MacDonald has been on the shelf for quite some time. Fortuitously for the Canadian, PFL is now completely ready to go for its 3rd season and MacDonald confirmed his upcoming day. Totally refreshed and education at Sanford MMA, MacDonald is fired up to get again into the cage all over again.
“My approaching fight is April 29 in, hold out, I don’t know exactly where it is but, but April 29 I imagine. That will be will be my first round of the PFL standard period,” MacDonald explained, noting Ray Cooper III and Magomed Magomedov as possible opponents.
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