Rory MacDonald eyeing December return

Even the most blood-laden, disfiguring, and gruesome of injuries can't keep fighters out of the Octagon for very long. Rory MacDonald knows, as he eyes a return after a violent outing in July.

The welterweight title contender was on The MMA Hour on Friday and revealed when he would be ready to get into action.

"December," he told Ariel Helwani.

"My nose is still broken so I kind of have to wait until that heals so I can test it in sparing, then spar for a little bit, get comfortable sparing, getting it punched again and when that's all good, I'll probably book a fight within two months or six weeks."

In terms of a partner to share the cage with, MacDonald isn't being choosy.

"Someone that I haven't fought who's relevant and is a good fighter. I'm good with anything, you know," he said. "I'd like to fight someone I haven't fought before that's good, but if that's not possible definitely a rematch with someone in the top 10."

Among other topics the two discussed was the legendary fight against Lawler.

The violent and gory welterweight title fight left both fighters bloodied and yearning for more.

"This was the best time of my life," MacDonald tweeted a day after the fight, from the hospital bed.

MacDonald echoed that sentiment once again Friday.

"Certainly, the greatest moment of my life, the best experience, it was a real experience. It showed me who I was. It was the best, it was the best. It was the best moment in my entire life, it was amazing," MacDonald said.

The one lasting moment Rory said he would take with him forever?

"That moment when me and Robbie were staring at each other at the end of the fourth (round)," he said. "That was an intense moment. We were looking at each other like we want to kill each other, and we had the ref in our way. It was amazing."

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