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Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Rory MacDonald wants in on the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA announced a plan to fill its vacant heavyweight throne: a star-studded heavyweight grand prix. The competitors in this anticipated tournament are as follows: Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. While this list includes many of Bellator’s...

Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen believes fights with Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald will happen

Though his widely discussed matchup with Chuck Liddell is apparently off the table, Chael Sonnen still has plenty of exciting options in the Bellator cage. Two of the most compelling of his options are heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko, and former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald. And apparently, he expects both fights to happen. “I...

Oct 24, 2017 7:04 am

Robbie Lawler fires back at Rory MacDonald after steroid accusations

Back in July of 2015, in the co-main event of UFC 189, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in perhaps the greatest fight of all time. While MacDonald very nearly won this fight with a fourth-round salvo, a ferocious Lawler surged back in the fifth to capture a TKO victory. While this fight will never...

Oct 20, 2017 8:57 pm

Rory MacDonald was not happy with the decision of tonight’s Bellator 185 main event

Gegard Mousasi made his Bellator MMA debut this evening fighting veteran Alexander Shlemenko in the main event of Bellator 185. The top ranked middleweight, Mousasi, had a very solid opening round but was rocked by one overhand left from Alexander which resulted in his right eye swelling closed. The big overhand left from @StormShlemenko that...

Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima Want These MMA Techniques Legalized

Rory MacDonald has moved on from the UFC and has set his sites on Bellator gold. In January, he’ll take on their welterweight champion Douglas Lima in January. Both fighters sat down and were asked questions ahead of their encounter about a wide variety of subjects. Asking fighters about what they’d do during a zombie...

Oct 1, 2017 1:48 pm

Rory MacDonald expresses his “disappointment” with Bellator MMA

Rory MacDonald has expressed some disappointment following his move from the UFC to Bellator MMA. The former UFC welterweight title challenger, MacDonald, signed with Bellator in August of 2016 and made his promotional debut this past May in London. “The Red King” would earn a second-round submission victory over feared knockout artist Paul Daley in...

Oct 1, 2017 12:12 pm

Douglas Lima has a bold prediction for his Bellator title fight with Rory MacDonald

On January 20, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima will attempt to defend his crown opposite former UFC star Rory MacDonald. While this might just be the toughest test of Lima’s already impressive career, he’s got a bold prediction for how it all goes down. “I’ve been in Bellator for a long time. At the end...

Sep 30, 2017 10:50 am

Rory MacDonald Still Thinks Robbie Lawler Was ‘Taking Some Sh-t’

One of the best welterweights in the world now resides in Bellator, where he is about to challenge for the welterweight title. He’s not just content with earning the belt that alluded him in the UFC, he has aspirations of an unprecedented triple crown title in by taking belts in three divisions. Still, his infamous...

Sep 27, 2017 1:24 pm

Rory MacDonald Eyes Titles in Three Bellator Divisions

Just a week ago, Bellator announced that recent UFC transplant Rory MacDonald would challenge Douglas Lima for the welterweight title early next year. A win would not only help MacDonald achieve something he was never able to in the UFC, but serve as the first step the journey he sees in his mind’s eye. It’s...

Sep 27, 2017 11:20 am

Bellator champ Douglas Lima makes a Steve Jobs comment about opponent Rory MacDonald

Over the weekend, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald faced off for the first time ahead of their Bellator title fight. The welterweight title fight is set to take place on January 20 at The Forum in California. Lima was dressed in a suit while MacDonald opted for a...

Sep 24, 2017 7:01 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and champ Douglas Lima have first staredown at Bellator 183

Can it be 2018 already?! @phenomlima vs @romac_gorilla who wins??? A post shared by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) on Sep 23, 2017 at 8:49pm PDT Last night, Bellator MMA returned to sun-soaked San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card was headlined by a razor-close lightweight scrap between long-time contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and former UFC...

Sep 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima trade shots on Twitter

On Wednesday, Bellator announced that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will have his first chance to fight for a Bellator title on January 20 at The Forum in California. MacDonald will challenge Bellator MMA welterweight champion Douglas Lima. The two fighters didn’t take long to interact on Twitter following the announcement of their...

Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am

BREAKING | Rory MacDonald is finally getting a Bellator title shot

When former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald joined the Bellator family in August of 2016, he was expected to get an immediate title shot. Instead, however, he was booked for a May 2017 scrap with British knockout artist Paul Daley. When MacDonald won this battle with Daley with a second-round submission, he seemed to...

Sep 3, 2017 7:01 am

Rory MacDonald is “convinced” Robbie Lawler was on PEDs at UFC 189

Back in July 0f 2015, Canadian welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and then UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler co-authored one of the greatest fights in MMA history. In the end, Lawler would win this bloody battle, putting his foe down with a fifth-round volley. In the opinion of MacDonald, however, there should be an asterisk attached...

Aug 31, 2017 4:43 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants to Fight Gegard Mousasi in Bellator

When Rory MacDonald walked down the Bellator ramp like Scott Hall showing up at a WCW Nitro broadcast, it sent some pretty big shockwaves through the internet. His debut for the organization wasn’t any less exciting, he submitted Paul Daley in less than two minutes. MacDonald is confident his performance is going to result in...

Aug 20, 2017 9:36 am

Michael Chandler issues challenge to Rory MacDonald, MacDonald replies

Earlier this weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald began to express his frustration with Bellator’s failure to keep him active. Speaking out on social media, the Canadian star claimed that he hoped to fight again this year, but that the promotion couldn’t make it happen, and that he was getting impatient. unfortunately no...

Aug 20, 2017 7:58 am

Rory MacDonald is getting impatient with Bellator

Rory MacDonald is arguably the highest-profile free agent that Bellator MMA has picked up to date. Unfortunately, the former UFC welterweight title challenger is getting a little frustrated with his new employer. Though MacDonald initially seemed very excited with the way Bellator operates, he has since begun to criticize the promotion in the same way...

May 30, 2017 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald receives stern warning from Bellator middleweight champ

From the moment he joined the Bellator MMA roster, Rory MacDonald has made no secret of his plans. He wants to capture Bellator welterweight gold, he wants to capture Bellator middleweight gold, and he wants to take part in super fights with far heavier opponents ranging from Fedor Emelianenko to Wanderlei Silva. “I’d like to...

May 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Rory MacDonald wants to become simultaneous two-division Bellator champion

Former UFC welterweight staple Rory MacDonald recently made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut this past weekend when he picked up an impressive 2nd round submission win over knockout artist Paul Daley. Following the win, MacDonald spoke in his Bellator MMA post-fight in-cage interview to discuss the journey he has been on since his last...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 20, 2017 10:28 am

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald (19-4 MMA) made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut last night in London, England when he squared off with knockout artist Paul Daley in the evening’s featured bout. MacDonald was able to put on a dominant performance against...

May 20, 2017 9:58 am

Rory MacDonald reflects on win over Paul Daley

Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, UFC veteran Rory MacDonald made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against heavy handed knockout artist Paul Daley. MacDonald dominated the opening round, using his grappling to take Daley down and negate his knockout power. In the second round, MacDonald once again took Daley to the ground, this time...

May 20, 2017 9:52 am

Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s submission victory over Paul Daley

Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s submission victory over Paul Daley Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald (19-4 MMA) made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Paul “Semtex” Daley last night in London, England. “The Red King” put on a dominant performance against the hard-hitting Daley, which culminated in a second-round submission victory (rear-naked...

May 19, 2017 2:48 pm

SPOILERS! Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley results

Former UFC welterweight veteran Rory MacDonald stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for the first time on May 19th in the United Kingdom as he fought heavy handed knockout artist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley. Going into the fight, there was much question about where MacDonald, a fighter who was near the pinnacle of combat sports when...

May 17, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Paul Daley gets an intense Rory MacDonald to crack a smile during faceoff

Many are anxious to see former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald get back to competition as he is set to make his debut for the Bellator MMA promotion on Friday. The former #1 UFC ranked welterweight contender will take on the hard-hitting Paul Daley in his debut at Bellator 179, which is taking place in...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...