Carlos Condit Up for Rematch with Rory MacDonald
Former UFC interim welterweight title-holder Carlos Condit seems ready to take on Rory MacDonald after the Canadian called him out following his win over BJ Penn last Saturday at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle.
Or at least Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa, says he is.
In an interview with MMA Weekly, Kawa said:
“Carlos Condit doesn’t back down from any man…If the UFC asks us to fight Rory MacDonald, Carlos will take the fight.”
Condit was the last and only man to ever defeat MacDonald in a three-round war back in 2010 at UFC 115.
It was a close match by any measure, one which the young Canadian dominated for at least the first two rounds until Condit managed to turn it around during the dying minutes of the fight.
That loss has clearly stuck in MacDonald’s throat and one he wants to rectify.
MacDonald was utterly dominant against Penn on Saturday and in his post-fight interview was quick to explain why he wants Condit.
“I was just laying there getting beaten on [by Condit], my face looked like I was the guy from ‘The Goonies’ after. I was embarrassed about my performance and how I held myself,” said MacDonald. “It did a lot of damage and I don’t think I’ve been the same person since, so I want to get that back.”
Condit recently lost to Georges St-Pierre—MacDonald’s training partner at the Tristar gym in Montreal. And while the Canadians continue to dismiss any talk of a fight between the two, Condit’s loss to GSP clears the way for MacDonald to have his shot.
Those calls haven’t fallen on deaf ears. The word is, the UFC is now also interested in making that fight happen.
"I am interested in that," White said of a fight between MacDonald and Condit in an interview on Fuel TV (H/T Examiner.com). "And I like when guys call other guys out. If that's the fight he wants then we'll try to make it."
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