At UFC On Fox 5, Canadian up-and-comer Rory MacDonald squared off against former two-division champion B.J. Penn in the second fight of the main card. Immediately after referee Herb Dean started the action, “Ares” spent the next 15 minutes thoroughly dominating Penn. Once in the first and twice in the second round, Rory had Penn reeling. After the bout ended in a lopsided decision, MacDonald had a single message for the UFC brass: he wants a rematch with former interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit.
In the weekend following the event, Ariel Helwani got a chance to catch up to Condit for his thoughts. He related them Tuesday night on UFC Tonight:
“I’m in.” That’s all Carlos Condit said. He said the fight makes a lot of sense to him and he thinks the fans will love it, so it appears we’ll have a rematch.
Obviously, nothing is official yet, but UFC president Dana White has said before that he loves when fighters call each other out. It also makes sense according to the rankings as Rory just beat the #14 welterweight and he’ll need a top fighter in the division next. On top of that, both fighters had an incredible performance in their first bout at UFC 115. Many gave the first two rounds of that bout to Rory until Condit came out in the third to finish the Canadian with less than 10 seconds left in the fight. With MacDonald on a 4 fight win streak now and Condit coming off a title shot loss, it’s the perfect time to book this rematch.
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