At UFC On Fox 5, Rory Macdonald spent 15 minutes laying down probably the most brutal beating former two division champion B.J. Penn has ever received. And that's saying a lot after what Nick Diaz did to Penn back at UFC 137. But after the fight, when Joe Rogan put a mic in front of him, the only thing on his mind was calling out Carlos Condit for a rematch.
Back at UFC 115, Condit gave Rory his only loss to date with a TKO at 4:53 in the final round. Rory wants to avenge that defeat and he'll get his chance at UFC 158. But, Condit had a few things to say about the challenge to MMA Junkie:
I kind of had a feeling that he was going to call me out. So I went over and, sure enough, he did. I think the whole thing was pretty, I don't know, the tone of it made it seem like I had wronged him. Like I did something wrong. I was just doing what the hell I'm supposed to do. I think it's probably the way that he lost. He was undefeated at that point. He was the man, the next big thing. I think he thinks it's his destiny to be the champion, and I went in there and smashed that dream. So I can see it. But it's a little bit odd, I think.
Carlos Condit is coming off his first ever shot at the UFC Welterweight title. Lasted 25 minutes in the cage with Georges St. Pierre and even dropped the champ in the third round. If he wants to get back into contendership soon, he's going to need to slow down the "Ares" hype train one more time.
MacDonald and Condit will battle in the Octagon on March 16 at UFC 158 in the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. St. Pierre will try to defend his tile against Nick Diaz in the main event and Johny Hendricks will look to solidify his own contendership against Jake Ellenberger.