Rory MacDonald Eyeing Move Up To Fight Wanderlei Silva

Former top ranked UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald is enjoying a new chapter of his career under the Bellator promotional banner. MacDonald signed with Bellator in August of 2016 after leaving the UFC on a two fight skid.

At the time he told MMAfighting, “There are multiple reasons why I choose to fight for Bellator MMA and Scott Coker. One, they have given me the opportunity to develop and grow a business together. Two, because I already feel respected by the promotion as a professional athlete. And last but not least, because Bellator is offering a setup that no-one in the world can offer me.”

The move gave MacDonald the opportunity to take fights that he’d likely never be offered if he was in the UFC, including a potential fight with MMA legend Wanderlei Silva.

Check out what Rory said when asked if he was interested in facing Silva in the Bellator cage.