Rory MacDonald doesn’t just want to avenge his only professional MMA loss in March, he wants to humiliate and embarrass the man responsible for that defeat.
MacDonald will meet Carlos Condit at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16. Back in 2010, Condit scored a TKO victory over MacDonald with just seven seconds remaining in a fight most felt the Canadian youngster was winning.
Since then, MacDonald has won four straight fights, including a recent victory over BJ Penn. Condit, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a loss to Georges St-Pierre in a match to unify the UFC welterweight titles.
“I want to make him feel the embarrassment I felt in front of his family the same way I felt,” said MacDonald, during a recent interview with BJPenn.com. “I want to hurt him the way he hurt me and I don’t want him to ever forget the time that we’re going to be in there for those 15 minutes. I want him to think about that for the rest of his life.”
MacDonald used a dramatic in-Octagon staredown of the camera to call out Condit last month. Condit wasted little time in answering the call, as the bout will be one of several welterweight tilts that evening.