Rory MacDonald Disappointed With Bellator Deal, Was Expecting To Fight More

Former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald signed with Bellator MMA, but has only fought once.

Former UFC title contender Rory “Red King” MacDonald made an impressive debut in the Bellator MMA promotion earlier this year with a dominant victory over Paul Daley. With only one Bellator fight under his belt, Rory MacDonald is now set to face off against the welterweight champion early next year. That being said, Rory MacDonald is not entirely overjoyed with how things are turning out under the Bellator banner.

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Rory MacDonald explained that he was hoping to have more fights than he is currently receiving. Will more time between fights, MacDonald feels somewhat disappointed.

Here is what “Red King” had to say:

“I’ve expressed my disappointment with Bellator. I had some conversations with (Bellator President) Scott Coker expressing that. I’m not the type of fighter that needs to be sidelined and fight once a year. I need to be kept busy. I think he knows now. I think he wants to improve on that in 2018 and keep me more busy. I’m waiting. We’ll see. I hope that I’ll get at least three fights in during 2018.”

Rory MacDonald is currently set to take on Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima on Jan. 20 in Inglewood, Calif.