For a long time, hardcore fans and pundits have said that Rory MacDonald is a championship level fighter, and the Canadian is now a win away from taking the welterweight crown.
MacDonald has been tapped to fight reigning champ Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 on July 11th, which will mark the second time they have fought. Lawler worked his way to a split decision win over MacDonald in 2013. Since then, however, the latter has defeated Demian Maia, Tyron Woodley and Tarec Saffiedine.
The last win over Saffiedine was extremely impressive, as MacDonald took out the renowned striker with a brutal combo. You can watch the October, 2014 scrap below.