Rory MacDonald had ‘dream come true’
The Kelowna, British Columbia native took to social media following his epic battle to share his thoughts on the performance.
This is truly a dream come true, I set out on this martial arts journey when I was 14yrs old and without any doubt I know I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for the grace of Jesus Christ. He humbled me to be ready to receive this belt. I give all the glory for this moment to Him, for my beautiful family, my friends and supporters.
His coach, David Lea, owner of Toshida MMA also took to Facebook and shared his story. The head coach at the Kelowna based gym has been coaching MacDonald since he was a 14-year-old kid and has seen all of his growth through his MMA career.
MacDonald (20-4) has fought some of the best in the world, but made it clear that Lima was his toughest test to date. The 28-year-old signed with Bellator in August 2016 and earned a shot at the welterweight kingpin, Lima, after tapping out Paul Daley with a second round rear-naked choke.
The former champion, Lima posted a picture backstage of himself and MacDonald. He stated he, ‘can’t wait for the rematch.’
Pissed at myself but thankful to God for another battle. @romac_gorilla you’re a warrior thank you! Can’t wait for the rematch! Thank you all for supporting! Thank you my team for an awesome camp! I will be back! Não foi o resultado que queria mais obrigado a Deus por mais um dia de trabalho e mais um aprendizado. Logo estamos de volta! Obrigado minha equipe e família por tudo! Simbora pro próximo! #phil413