There is certainly no shortage of intrigue surrounding Saturday's UFC Fight Night 89 main event.
For starters, the winner of this bout between Steven "Wonderboy" Thompson and Rory MacDonald would be the obvious choice as the next No. 1 contender for the welterweight title—except for one thing.
It remains very much unclear if MacDonald will still be a UFC fighter come next week, and that's just one reason why the outcome here might shape the futures of two of the sport's most promising 170-pounders.
At just 26 years old, it already feels as though MacDonald has been in the UFC for a lifetime. Since his debut in early 2010, he's fought in the Octagon 12 times, putting up a record of 9-3 (he's 18-3 overall).