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Carlos Condit open to rumble with Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonaldWith mentor Georges St-Pierre as divisional champion, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald hasn’t set his sights on the title and is instead interested in knocking off fellow contenders including Carlos Condit. Making the “Natural Born Killer” a unique option for the 23-year old phenom, Condit is the only man to have defeated MacDonald, stopping him with strikes a little more than two years ago in the closing moments of a bout he was losing on the scorecards.

The loss has left a sour taste in MacDonald’s mouth to the point “Ares” called Condit out after beating B.J. Penn last weekend at UFC on FOX 5, then did so again in the post-fight press conference and in post-fight interviews. Word of MacDonald’s desire to throw down again has understandably come across Condit’s proverbial desk by now, and the former interim champ has a message back for his antagonist.

“I’m in.”

The simple statement was relayed this week on UFC Tonight with Condit also adding he felt the fight made sense from a rankings standpoint and was something fans would want to see.

No potential date/event was mentioned.

Condit holds an overall record of 28-6 and has finished 26 of the opponents he’s beaten. Among his notable past wins are those over the likes of Jake Ellenberger, Dong Hyun Kim, Dan Hardy, and Nick Diaz. Comparably, MacDonald is 14-1 with relatively recent triumphs against Nate Diaz and Mike Pyle.

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