Rory MacDonald said he's determined to win the Professional Fighters League's $1 million tournament after Bellator "fumbled" its chance to re-sign him.
MacDonald has a pro MMA record of 21 wins (seven knockouts, seven submissions, and seven decisions) against six losses.
He has beaten Nate Diaz, B.J. Penn, and Demian Maia in the UFC, was crowned welterweight champion in Bellator, and ushered in a new PFL era when he signed a deal with the New York-based MMA firm at the end of 2019.
Fast forward a year and MacDonald has yet to fight in the PFL after the company postponed its 2020 schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. MacDonald's last fight was almost 18 months ago, a Bellator bout he lost by decision to Douglas Lima.
He'll make his PFL debut on April 29 — a year after he should have done — headlining one of the promotion's two live events in the month, the first since New Year's Eve 2019.