Michael Chandler issues challenge to Rory MacDonald, MacDonald replies

August 20, 2017 9:36 am by Tom Taylor
Rory MacDonald, Michael Chandler

Earlier this weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald began to express his frustration with Bellator’s failure to keep him active. Speaking out on social media, the Canadian star claimed that he hoped to fight again this year, but that the promotion couldn’t make it happen, and that he was getting impatient.

While the fight MacDonald wants most is one with welterweight champion Douglas Lima, he’s now got a pretty solid consolation prize on the menu. That’s thanks to a clever callout from former Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler.

Seeing MacDonald’s gripes on social media, Chandler responded by offering to fight MacDonald in November or December. Never one to turn down a challenge, MacDonald then assured he was all for it.

MacDonald then elaborated that the reason he hasn’t been booked to fight Lima is not because Lima isn’t available, but because of Bellator’s “scheduling strategy.” Either way though, the Canadian is hoping to fight again ASAP.

Do you want to see Rory MacDonald and Michael Chandler fight?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/20/2017.


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