As is always the case when you break up with a girlfriend and start dating someone else immediately, Rory MacDonald – formerly of the UFC and now with Bellator – has no problem telling the world how hot his new honey is and how great she is in bed compared to that harlot he used to date.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” yesterday, the welterweight psycho laid it all out:
“They’re straight-up guys,” MacDonald said Monday on The MMA Hour. “They’re easy to talk to, they’re approachable, and they have their ears open. They don’t just have their plan and tell the fighters to just do what they want. They want to hear what the fighters want to do.
“They want to be creative, do something new. They don’t want to just push their agenda, so to say. They want to listen and be partners almost, do this together and build something unique. So even though it’s new, it’s already been awesome. I’ve talked to the head guys over at Bellator and Spike in one day more than I have in a whole seven years with the UFC.”
“I just think the UFC went about it the wrong way. They didn’t really think of the fighters, I don’t think, even though I think they’re trying to make it out like they were. There was no discussion. It was just, okay, this is happening and deal with it, kind of thing. And that’s not very respectful. I don’t think that was a very good move. I don’t appreciate that, but at the end of the day, I don’t think it really played the biggest factor in my decision. It was more the numbers and the respect I get on a daily basis, the opportunities on the horizon that Bellator was believing in and giving me. They’re working with me, building my brand and making money, and making good fights and making a great promotion.”