MacDonald’s stock took a huge hit after being beaten by Robbie Lawler at UFC 167. While the loss came via Split Decision, the Canadian youngster never showed off the polished skill-set or level of improvement that were so prevalent in past outings. It was if he bought into his own hype, put it in cruise control, and didn’t fully respect Lawler’s skill-set. In Condit’s case, he’s a win removed from falling to Georges St-Pierre and is looking to pick another up next month when he meets Matt Brown. Even with two victories in tow, a rematch with MacDonald would work on multiple levels. There is some personal heat between the two, adding a layer to the bout not necessarily present in all pairings, and the ending of their 2010 match-up still stands out to this day. For those who have yet to see the scrap and aren’t afraid of spoilers, “Ares” appeared to have a decision in hand before Condit stormed him with seconds left in the third round and picked up a TKO. They’re also both well-rounded, strategic scrappers so the clash would undoubtedly be entertaining from a competitive standpoint as well.
The fire has downed down surrounding the controversy involved in Saturday night’s showdown between UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and title-contender Johny Hendricks now that a number of days have passed since the bout’s questionable outcome. Despite St-Pierre’s decision to take off an undetermined amount of time, UFC President Dana White has assured fans “Rush” and Hendricks will rumble again in hopes of seeing a clear-cut winner determined. Their rematch is one of many the organization will look to make at some point next year. Here are some others worth considering as well… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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