Cooper Targeting MacDonald In 2020 Ray Cooper III has his sights set on new PFL signing Rory MacDonald. Cooper became the newly-crowned welterweight champion following his second-round TKO win over David Michaud at the PFL Finals on New Year's Eve. It was a big moment for the Hawaiian who not only earned a $1 million prize, but also erased memories of falling short in the 2018 playoffs. He now plans on winning even more titles in the future. \u201cI came close last year," he told media after the fight. "It feels good, but I\u2019m looking to win multiple titles in multiple years, so this is just a first step. Next year is going to be even harder, so I\u2019ve just got to keep training hard and wait for what the future (holds).\u201d It will certainly be harder because former UFC contender and ex-Bellator welterweight champion MacDonald will be competing in the 2020 season. However, Cooper is ready for "Red King" and even has an ulterior motive in facing him. \u201cOh yeah, he\u2019s a veteran in the sport," Cooper added. "He\u2019s got a win over BJ Penn, one of my boys, and I\u2019d like to get him back on that. If I fight him first, I\u2019ll fight him first. I\u2019ll fight him whenever. I\u2019m ready for him.\u201d MacDonald notably outclassed Penn back in December 2012 on his way to a unanimous decision.