Carlos Condit (28-6) is responsible for handing Rory MacDonald (14-1) his first and only loss. Since that win for Condit, he thought that MacDonald would be asking for a rematch. So when MacDonald threw the challenge out, Condit wasn’t surprised.
“I had a feeling he was going to do that,” said Condit on The MMA Hour. “I know his loss to me wasn’t sitting too well with him and I was excited. It’s a great fight and I think we’re going to put on a hell of an entertaining fight. It was what I wanted to hear.”
In their first encounter, MacDonald was defeating Condit heading into the third and final round of their UFC 115 fight. Condit was able to make a comeback and earned the TKO win with seven seconds left in the fight.
After MacDonald defeated B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX in December, he challenged Condit to a rematch in the post-fight interview.
The two meet again out of Canada, this time at UFC 158 on March 16. They are believed to be the co-main event from the Bell Centre.
“I have to be better than I was in the last fight,” said Condit. “He is coming into this fight with a lot of emotions and a lot of anger and I really think I can use that to my advantage.”