When last we saw Rory MacDonald, he was a beaten and bloody pulp on the canvas, fallen and vanquished by champ Robbie Lawler via fifth round TKO. It was a such a grueling, lifespan-decreasing bout that it sort of went without saying that MacDonald was going to need some time off to recover.

Jesus, he deserved it.

But now he’s returning, and headlining UFC Fight Night 89 opposite Stephen Thompson. Sure, Thompson has the skills to wreck him, but this is Rory freakin’ MacDonald we’re talking about, a top contender and dude made out of iron.

To remind you about how tough MacDonald is, here’s a video of him smashing someone.