UFC welterweight Carlos Condit found himself as an unsuspecting target of Rory MacDonald’s anger a few months back when “Ares” called him out in hopes of earning a second shot at the only man to have beaten him in the ring. The 23-year old Canadian’s call-out worked and the two were scheduled to square off, though unfortunately the match-up never materialized in the end after MacDonald was forced to withdraw due to injury.
As a result, Condit ended up facing Johny Hendricks at the event and lost a decision. However, with MacDonald still on the sidelines and Condit relatively healthy, it looks like “The Natural Born Killer” is interested in re-visiting the idea of a meeting with MacDonald.
“There was some controversy on the stoppage. Also, he’s got a lot of hype on him. He’s done really well since that fight. He’s a up-and-comer with a lot of hype around him, and he called me out. I think we have unfinished business because of that,” confessed Condit during a recent interview with MMAJunkie Radio.
Condit isn’t sure when MacDonald will be fully recovered from the strained neck/back taking him out of their UFC 158 fight, but he’s happy to wait if necessary.
“I don’t necessarily need time off, but the last two fights, wrestling has definitely made the difference. I need some time to really, really focus on that, and get that aspect of my game tightened up,” explained Condit.
The 14-1 MacDonald has won four fights in a row since falling to Condit including a December drumming of B.J. Penn. Comparably, Condit is 28-7 and beaten the likes of Dan Hardy, Jake Ellenberger, and Nick Diaz.
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