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Does Rory Macdonald ever return to the UFC?

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  1. Papa Doc Blue Belt

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    I was thinking about this and feel he might eventually come back. He can marketed well as the former UFC WW contender, Bellator champion and is still relatively young at 31. I can see him playing out his contract with PFL and possibly returning for late career title run in the UFC.
     
  2. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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  3. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    I don't think his mind is in the right place anymore to compete to the level he used to. Could be wrong.
     
  4. dittohead84 Silver Belt

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  5. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    PFL = retirement payday
     
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  6. Raymundo Alvarado Guevara Blue Belt

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    He needs to improve and be champ in other organizations and win a lot of money of course
     
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    I doubt it. He got paid more in Bellator specially with sponsors. Now he has that PFL money.

    Its crazy washed up Woodley and Maia are still top 8 WWs and Hory beat up purime versions of both
     
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    I honestly think Rory has more self respect than to let that play out
     
  9. Black Paladin Funniest Sherdogger, P4P

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  10. Sheldon Erich Doll White Belt

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    Depends on the longevity of his career. How much longer does he want to compete. If he wraps up the PFL tournament as the champ then why not make the trek back to the UFC and try to claim the one belt he would have left to win.
     
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  11. DOMMA Brown Belt

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    Peaked early, seems to be regressing or at least, not improving. I think he indicated that his heart was not in it anymore....I have not looked for a source and my memory is not great.
     
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  12. ryun253 Black Belt

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    He's fighting to quick & easy paychecks at this moment.
     
  13. Atomic 187 Is this the designated "safe space"?

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    Exactly
     
  14. tehMoose Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Beast mode Rory beats the shit out of Usman

     
  15. eddymotto Red Belt

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    seems really unlikely to me.

    looks to be in decline (as you would expect given how many fights he has been in) and has openly talked about not wanting to fight at times
     
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  16. FanofC Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Why?

    He'd never be champ and has the chance to make more money outside the UFC
     
  17. Failwani Black Belt

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    If he wins PFL this year, he'll probably come back again next year, cash out and call it a day.

    If he loses PFL this year, he'll probably call it a day. His body is too compromised for long-term fighting at the highest level.
     
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  18. Istryker Brown Belt

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    He’s mentally shot and has been since the Lawler fight.
     
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  19. Nightgunner05 Purple Belt

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    Why would he come back? He would get paid less, and never touch gold.
     
  20. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    He's moving down in competition not up. Maybe he'll end up fighting in that backyard MMA thing if he loses in the PFL.
     
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