While nothing has been set in stone, or a date even mentioned, UFC president Dana White confirmed plans are in place to pair Rory MacDonald with Robbie Lawler.

Both fighters picked up wins last month, as MacDonald topped Jake Ellenberger and Lawler downed Bobby Voelker.

White, during his post-fight media scrum, mentioned they are looking at putting the two contenders together, and the match could create a new No. 1 contender in the division.

Of course, MacDonald has constantly stated he will not fight UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, so there is that issue – unless Johny Hendricks downs GSP in November.

MacDonald (15-1) is a training partner and close friend of St-Pierre’s. His only career loss to date was to Carlos Condit.

Lawler, meanwhile, has won two straight since returning to the UFC. He is 21-9 in his career and seems to be revitalized after a move back to welterweight.