Paul Daley scored a highlight reel knockout at Bellator 170 when he crushed Brennan Ward with a flying knee strike knockout in the first round of their co-main event fight. Daley then called out UFC veteran Rory MacDonald, who signed with Bellator MMA in 2016, in a post-fight interview with Jimmy Smith.
“If Rory MacDonald gets in the cage with me, he’s getting knocked the fu-k out,” Daley said.
MacDonald took to Twitter to issue a response to Daley:
MacDonald had a six year run in the UFC before signing with Bellator MMA, with notable victories coming over Tarec Saffiedine, Jake Ellenberger, Tyron Woodley, Damien Maia, Nate Diaz, BJ Penn and Mike Pyle. MacDonald is expected to make his promotional debut this summer, but no fights have been announced at this time.
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