Rory MacDonald PFL

After announcing the featherweight and lightweight rosters for the 2021 season, the Professional Fighters League revealed their welterweight and light heavyweight line ups for the upcoming season. The welterweight division sees the return of 2019 champion Ray Cooper III along with 2018 champion Magomed Magomedkerimov who's unbeaten over the past 5 years.

Welterweight also sees the addition of one of the PFL's bigger off season acquisitions, former UFC title challenger and Bellator champion Rory MacDonald. Light heavyweight, meanwhile, will see 2019 champion Emiliano Sordi return as he tries to defend his title after the 2020 season was canceled by the pandemic. The welterweight and light heavyweight seasons are scheduled to start April 29.

That a director of my city's opera company would call me seemed a little odd. There are probably some monkeys who know more about opera than I do. But the director was inviting me to lunch, so of course I went.

It turned out the company was producing a performance of Madame Butterfly, the Puccini opera that tells the story of a doomed love between a French military officer and a geisha in early 19th-century Japan. The opera has come under fire for its stereotyped, utterly fanciful depictions of Japanese culture. The local company was trying to anticipate such criticism, and the director asked me, since I serve on the board of some organizations related to Japanese culture, what I thought.
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