It looks like current MMA villain Rory MacDonald will be getting his shot at redemption against former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The two famously met at UFC 115 in June of 2010. The match is one that MMA fans like to debate, due to the controversy in the decision. Some are of the opinion that it was a bad stoppage, but most importantly, MacDonald does not. Instead of contesting the decision, he’s admitted that the showing was his “most disappointing” and “embarrassing” moment in his career.
Since the loss to Condit, MacDonald has went on a tear. He has won four straight, taking out the likes of Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle, Che Mills, and most recently two division champion BJ Penn at this past weekend’s UFC on Fox card. MacDonald may be in a tough spot, because as he continues to win, people will call for him to get a shot at the title, but unless GSP ever losses his title – MacDonald refuses to fight current champ GSP. Since the young protege see’s St-Pierre as not just a training partner, but a mentor, he has denied any chance of a fight between the two. A rematch with Condit makes sense, considering Condit just lost to GSP, and instead of taking out a contender he will be taking on someone he holds a grudge against.
The loss to GSP capped a great run in the UFC for Condit. In a five fight win streak that earned him the interim welterweight title, Condit finished three of his opponents, yet came up short against the returning champ. Condit did well in the bout, and almost finished it in the third round. Now he will look to rebuild, come UFC 158 against a familiar foe. Who thinks this fight should be made five rounds to add a bit more intrigue?
UFC 158 is expected to take place March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.