The UFC president has been looking closely to Rory since he left the organization in 2016 and thinks Rory hasn't been as good as he was against Robbie Lawler fight which he lost via TKO in the fifth round.
“Yea, I think that umm.. It is a different situation in that because guys say they want to retire or do whatever and then just walk away. And then there’s guys that I let go of or girls that I let go of because I think that it is time. You know, but there are other places they can go and make money. But yea I think that Rory (MacDonald) is not the same guy he was going into the Robbie Lawler fight (at UFC 189).”
White said in a recent interview with MMA on SiriusXM.
The 28-year old MMA star recently defeated Neiman Gracie via unanimous decision at Bellator 222 in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal. He will now face former champ Douglas Lima in the finals.