Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit will fight again at UFC 158, and MacDonald has more than deserved the opportunity to face Condit again.
It was nearly three years ago when a rising superstar lived up to his billing. MacDonald, a 21-year-old Mixed Martial Arts prodigy, stepped in the Octagon to face the always dangerous Carlos Condit. MacDonald dominated.
The first two rounds were all MacDonald, as he got the better of the striking and grappling. But Condit turned the tide in the third round. As Condit dug deep and put the pressure on MacDonald, he stopped him with merely seven seconds to go in the fight.
The call was controversial, but MacDonald lived to fight another day. And fight another day MacDonald did. Since then, the now 23-year-old contender won four straight fights, including impressive wins against B.J. Penn and Nate Diaz.
So MacDonald deserves this rematch, but what other UFC fighters deserve a chance at redemption? Which fighters deserve an opportunity to erase an unconvincing loss from their record?