Early last week, it was announced that Rory MacDonald left Bellator to join the Professional Fighters League. Set to debut next season, MacDonald is to be a feature of the league’s welterweight division. Looking to win a title and the $1 million prize. “The Red King” will provide the PFL with a lot of positive publicity.
A true question that will be answered right away is whether MacDonald (21-6-1) is right for the tournament format of the PFL.
“The Red King” is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Douglas Lima at Bellator 232 during the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. He ended up 3-2-1 with the promotion, winning the Welterweight Title once. MacDonald ended his UFC run at 9-4. While his toughness is never questioned, it is his durability that can be put into question.