Rory MacDonald je iz UFC-a prešao u Bellator pre nekoliko meseci, razlog tome jeste da je smatrao da će ga Bellator bolje plaćati, međutim nastao je jedan drugi problem a to je da Bellator mu ne daje borbu koliko on želi.
Naime MacDonald je izjavio da je razočaran UFC-om i da se nada barem tri borbi godišnje, on je izjavio za MMAJunkie:
I’ve expressed my disappointment with Bellator. I had some conversations with (Bellator President) Scott Coker expressing that. I’m not the type of fighter that needs to be sidelined and fight once a year. I need to be kept busy. I think he knows now. I think he wants to improve on that in 2018 and keep me more busy. I’m waiting. We’ll see. I hope that I’ll get at least three fights in during 2018.