The hottest free agent on the MMA scene is close to signing a contract with Bellator MMA.
Rory MacDonald will finalise a new fight contract with Bellator per Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting.com .
Helwani stated that MacDonald’s management team was informed Tuesday night by the UFC that they were not able to match the terms of a contract offered by Bellator.
MacDonald (18-4) recently lost a unanimous decision to Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. MacDonald was signed to the UFC after compiling a 9–0 professional record and now it looks like the leaves the UFC with a 9-4 record with the promotion and 18-4 overall.