If Rory MacDonald wants to place himself in a position to challenge Carlos Condit a second time, he knows a victory over BJ Penn this December at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz is a must.
MacDonald and Condit faced off at UFC 115, with “The Natural Born Killer” scoring a TKO victory. Condit went on to become the interim UFC welterweight champion, falling recently to Georges St-Pierre.
“I respect (Condit) completely, he’s one of the guys I respect most in the sport,” said MacDonald, in a recent interview with ESPN. “His outlook and his attitude is great. But I feel like I was embarrassed in that fight. I want to prove to myself and the world that I am the better fighter.”
MacDonald (13-1) has went on two defeat Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle and Che Mills since, stopping Pyle and Mills via TKO. He will be welcoming Penn, a former UFC champion, back to the Octagon when they collide in Seattle on December 8.
As for Condit, MacDonald added, “I want revenge. Everyone has their own opinion of the fight, but at the end of the day, I lost and was embarrassed. It is what it is.”