MacDonald wanted Condit, settled for Penn


So when the question was asked about whom he'd like to fight next, MacDonald had one guy on his radar.

"Carlos Condit," MacDonald told Radio. "But he's busy right now. He's got a fight coming up, so I have to work my way up to that level (with someone else)."

Condit, of course, won the interim title in February with a victory over Nick Diaz. He's now on the sidelines awaiting a likely UFC 154 headliner with MacDonald's training partner: UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Additionally, the UFC recently slotted top contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann for a co-headliner at UFC 154.

That left MacDonald with few options.

"But then the UFC approached me about the fight with B.J.," said MacDonald, who now fights Sept. 22 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre in a pay-per-view co-headliner. "It sparked my interest, so I figured, 'Why not?'"

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newjack900 site profile image  

6/11/12 9:41 PM by newjack900

I hate to say it, but really let's be hobest - Rory just has to make it out of the 1st round. He should play it safe in the 1st round, grinding BJ up against the face and putting some pressure on him to carry his weight. After that, go for the big time Gn'P that he's known for.

ufcman187 site profile image  

6/11/12 9:36 PM by ufcman187

Rory MacDonald beats Penn, Gsp is going to reinjure himself, Condit beats Kampmann, friendship between MacDonald and GSP destroyed and they become the new Liddell/Ortiz. Let's see how far friendship goes here .

aluminum_rooster site profile image  

6/11/12 9:34 PM by aluminum_rooster

Rory better hope he can take BJ down FAST....First round BJ penn has got some fucking HANDS my frien.....

gridlor site profile image  

6/11/12 9:25 PM by gridlor

I think it's more about avenging his loss.

Kingofny23 site profile image  

6/11/12 9:06 PM by Kingofny23


SOO72 site profile image  

6/11/12 8:29 PM by SOO72

Did he say that or did his coaches say it for him? Clearly he's at odds with that stance either way.

inf0 site profile image  

6/11/12 8:12 PM by inf0

Somebody tell these chuckleheads it's a fucking sport....  SPORT.. meaning, you can and should compete with your friends... whadddafuck already

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

6/11/12 8:05 PM by tres_equis_666

Looks like the UFC had Rory call out BJ the way they asked Kos

aarick161 site profile image  

6/11/12 7:46 PM by aarick161

Asking for Condit doesn't make complete sense to me.  If he won, he would be the interim champion and in a situation where he would be forced to fight GSP, who he says he refuses to fight. 

swany site profile image  

6/11/12 7:30 PM by swany

This dude is gonna be a monster , thinking gsp's legacy but with the actual skillset , desire , to actually finish fights