When Rory MacDonald stepped out of the Bellator cage in October — with streamers falling around him and Douglas Lima celebrating the welterweight Grand Prix championship — there was plenty of uncertainty surrounding his MMA future.

“I believe in testing free agency and fighting for what you’re worth,” MacDonald told UPROXX Sports.

So he did. And when Bellator didn’t make a formal offer, MacDonald didn’t hesitate jumping to a rising MMA organization in the Professional Fighters League, the first organization to present MMA through the sport-season format of a regular season, playoffs, and championship.

”I’m excited to join the PFL where every year the world championship and $1 million belt is there for the best fighter, without any games or politics,” MacDonald said.