Well he's not going to win, and frankly stands close to no chance, so let's get that out of the way.
The question should be when Franklin beats MacDonald where does he go from there?
Since I guess it would only be fair to give Swick a chance even if he'd stand absolute no chance against Silva or Franklin, I suppose if Swick beats Okami (or the other way around) at 69 then set up a fight between Rich and Swick/Okami, they'll have plenty of time to cross the t's and dot the i's with Marquardt/Silva set for July I believe.
So, unlike the other fights, MacDonald WILL be a stepping stone for Rich's comeback trail, only to get another dismantlement from Anderson.
You're just a cook...