After losing consecutive fights for the first time in his career, Rory MacDonald is vowing to “wreck” the opposition in his upcoming run with Bellator.
Following MacDonald’s decision loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 89 last June, the “Red King” decided to move to Bellator, rather than re-sign with the UFC. The loss to Thompson followed MacDonald’s epic, TKO to Robbie Lawler in 2015, which is widely considered to be one of the best championship fights in UFC history.
Well, MacDonald has long been regarded now as one of the best welterweights on the planet, but it remains to be seen if he can rule Bellator’s 170 division. Up next, the Canadian is booked to fight feared slugger, Paul Daley at Bellator 179 on May 19th.
During a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour”, here is some of what MacDonald had to say about his involvement in bloody wars, and the upcoming match-up (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Who wouldn’t want a dominant performance?” MacDonald said. “That’s what I’m shooting for. I’m fighting the best guys in the world. … I would be a fool to think I wouldn’t leave with a little blood and a few scrapes here and there. You’ve gotta learn how to like that stuff…”
“I’m gonna step back from that and focus on my strengths and apply them in my fights,” MacDonald said, while discussing the keys to his fight with Daley. “And not give a sh*t what everybody else’s strength is. I’m just gonna go in there and wreck people with what I know.”
MacDonald – Daley definitely has the potential to be an outstanding fight. You have to wonder if MacDonald’s going to look to take it down, and work his top-game, rather than risk trading with the heavy handed Daley.