Rory MacDonald: I wanted to fight Carlos Condit, but the UFC offered BJ PennPosted on June 11, 2012, 11:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
Speaking in an interview with MMAJunkie.com, UFC 152 co-main eventer Rory MacDonald revealed he was originally looking to get a rematch with "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit. MacDonald will be facing the legendary BJ Penn instead, looking to cement his spot in the mix for a shot at the UFC Welterweight title:
"Carlos Condit," MacDonald told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). But he's busy right now. He's got a fight coming up, so I have to work my way up to that level (with someone else). But then the UFC approached me about the fight with B.J. It sparked my interest, so I figured, Why not?"
Fresh off his victory over Che Mills at UFC 145, Rory MacDonald is widely considered as one of the top talents in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, with a clear potential to become the next UFC Welterweight champ.
Back in April, Georges St. Pierre admitted he's not interested in fighting MacDonald, and would rather move up in weight classes to Middleweight (via ESPN.co.uk):
"I'm not interested in fighting him. There are a lot of welterweights. I don't think we need to do it now. In two years, who knows? I may go to middleweight. Who knows what's going to happen?"
Rory MacDonald is currently 13-1 in his MMA career.