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UFC: After 2 wars, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler train together

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After a successful stint at Bellator, former welterweight champion Rory MacDonald has a new assignment.

The former UFC title challenger will fight under the Professional Fighters League (PFL) banner. Before that, the Canadian decided to sneak in a vacation on the shores of Florida.

UFC: After 2 wars, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler train together - MacDonald

MacDonald obviously can’t keep himself out of the fight game as he showed up to the facility of Hard Knocks 365 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. MacDonald met a familiar face, a man with whom he shares around 46 minutes of octagon time. Former UFC welterweight champion and arch rival Robbie Lawler. The duo also got a training session under the watchful eye of master head coach Henry Hooft. (via Twitter):

“A great week of training at @hardknocks365 with an amazing group of fighters and coaches! was a pleasure to meet everyone and also to train at their newest location @sanfordmma thank you @henrihooft for being so welcoming and kind”.

MacDonald and Lawler first met at UFC 167 back in November 2013. Lawler was able to edge MacDonald via a razor thin split decision. The pair then met at UFC 189 in November 2015 in what would be one of the greatest fights of all time. The fight featured a blood bath as both the fighters engaged in back and forth brawls. Eventually Lawler was a able to find a home for his right hand which damaged MacDonald’s nose. Unfortunately MacDonald suffered a fifth round TKO loss.

MacDonald last fought multiple time Bellator welterweight champ Douglas Lima in October last year. He suffered a unanimous decision loss. The loss may have been instrumental in the move to PFL.

PFL offers tournament winners of each weight class with a huge sum of $1 million. MacDonald would be a massive favourite going in and would definitely eye the prize before hanging up his gloves.

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