Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you’re going to have to wait.
The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to “UFC Tonight.” Passing on MacDonald opens up the likely opportunity for the organization to set a trilogy fight between division champ Robbie Lawler and the man whom he took the title from, Johny Hendricks.
MacDonald was pretty upset about the development, according to the FOX Sports 1 program, but he ultimately accepted his fate and promised to bring the pain to whomever he draws.
“It’s all good,” the fighter told the program. “I’m just gonna light up whoever is next.”
MacDonald is coming off a technical-knockout win over Tarec Saffiedine at a UFC Fight Night card last October. The win was his third in a row and, following the welterweight title rematch between Hendricks and Lawler, MacDonald was in prime position to face the winner.
Not so fast, apparently, and Canadian fighter is now wondering who he’ll see across the Octagon next.
UFC officials have yet to confirm if the trilogy fight between Lawler and Hendricks will take place, but this new development leaves next to no other options for the 170-pound division.