At UFC on FOX 5 UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald notched the biggest win in his young career when he dominated MMA legend BJ Penn to win a one sided unanimous decision. In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, MacDonald took the mic and issued a challenge to the only fighter that put a blemish on his record in Carlos Condit.
Carlos Condit has accepted that challenge according to Ariel Helwani, who shared the news on the “UFC Tonight” show that aired on FUEL TV Tuesday night.
MacDonald (14-1) fought Condit at UFC 115 in only his second UFC fight, and only his 11th fight overall in his young career. In contrast, it was the 30th MMA fight for Condit who would go on to become the UFC interim welterweight champion before losing to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154.
MacDonald took it to Condit early and often putting the MMA veteran in all types of trouble in the first half of the fight. However, Condit was able to weather the storm and come on strong in the final round to stop MacDonald via TKO with just seven seconds left in the fight.
MacDonald said the loss still humiliates him and was an embarassing moment in his career and that it’s something that he needs to move past by getting his revenge with a win over Condit. The first bout received “Fight of the Night” honors and was a great display of what mixed martial arts is all about from both competitors.
Condit is coming off a unanimous decision loss at UFC 154 against MacDonald’s training partner Georges St. Pierre in a bout that also received “Fight of the Night”.
The fight will likely take place sometime in the first quarter of 2013 as UFC President Dana White said the company would be more than willing to put the fight together if both fighters wanted it. Stay tuned to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for more UFC news and coverage.