A Middleweight Fight Against Rory MacDonald
Late last year, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald signed with Bellator. Like Mousasi, MacDonald is one of the best in the world and still in the prime of his career.
The Canadian was successful in his promotional debut, submitting Paul Daley to earn a title shot against welterweight champion Douglas Lima. While that fight will likely be next for the “Red King”, he’s also discussed a future at 185 pounds, where a showdown between he and Mousasi could take place.
Although I hadn’t thought about the idea before, a bout between Mousasi and MacDonald now seems like an enticing option upon Mousasi’s announcement. The fight could headline a big event for Bellator, while representing a bout between two of the promotion’s marquee signees.