The significance of the bout, at least for MacDonald, is huge. The Canadian star has a chance to recapture the welterweight world championship recently held by his mentor, and training partner, Georges St-Pierre.
GSP took to twitter when news broke with his reaction:
Yesterday was a big day for one of my friends who finally got his well-deserved title shot. Congrats Rory! Can't wait to see that fight!
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) February 19, 2015
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler takes place on July 11 from Las Vegas.