Rory MacDonald inched his way closer to a potential UFC welterweight title fight – just as long as Georges St-Pierre isn’t wearing the belt when that time comes.
MacDonald told the FUEL TV post-fight show following UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga that he would not face his friend and training partner.
“I won’t fight Georges,” he said. “We’ll come to an alternative if it comes to it. I want the belt by the time I”m 25. But I don’t want to fight Georges.”
Instead, MacDonald said he is targeting Carlos Condit or a fight with somebody in the “Top-10 or a Top-5 fighter.”
The Canadian just turned 24 a few days ago, so he has just about a year to fulfill his goal of becoming champion by 25. He earned a decision victory over Jake Ellenberger Saturday night, and has only lost to Condit in his career.
GSP is set to defend his belt vs. Johny Hendricks later this year at UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks.