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Ask and Ye Shall Receive: MacDonald vs. Condit II Set for UFC 158, GSP vs. Diaz on the Horizon

(“Perfect, Rory, now we can finally finish our conversation about Huey Lewis and the News that you are always going on about.”) 

Rory MacDonald has the kind of lifeless, black eyes that would make Dr. Sam Loomis shiver at night. For an example of this, see his post-fight call-out of Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 5, in which he delivered a speech so precise and monotone that it begged audiences to ask whether or not he had practiced it over and over and over again on the collection of flesh-covered marionettes he keeps locked in that one room in his house with a deadbolt on the door.

Obviously shaken up by MacDonald’s speech was that of Dana White, who, fearing he would end up as a bald cap on one of those marionettes, caved into Rory’s demands faster than the French in insert war of your choice here. So just five days out from his dominant win over B.J. Penn, MacDonald has already been booked to rematch the ironically-nicknamed “Natural Born Killer” in Condit at UFC 158 in Montreal. The man responsible for both MacDonald’s only professional loss and the shrine of hair and blood samples that looms over the Canadian’s fireplace, Condit is fresh off a title-losing bid to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154. Condit and MacDonald first met at UFC 115, where despite stealing the first two rounds, “Ares” found himself eating elbow sammiches for the majority of the third until referee Kevin Dornan called a stop to the bout with just seven seconds remaining. It is no coincidence that Kevin Dornan has been missing ever since.

And speaking of people getting exactly what they wanted, it looks like GSP will likely be defending his title against rival Nick Diaz at the same event, although according to Dana White, the “deal isn’t done yet.” Diaz’s manager, Cesar Gracie, confirmed that the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has been offered the bout, but if you ask us, we’d recommend that you save your excitement for the moment these two are actually staring at each other from across the cage. Celebrating before that is simply setting yourself up for disappointment.

In other fight booking news…

Also fresh off a dominant victory at UFC on FOX 5, it appears that Russian-German kickboxing badass Dennis Siver has been booked in the co-main event of UFC on FUEL 7 against fellow surging featherweight Cub Swanson. Since making the drop from lightweight, Siver has put on a pair of brilliant performances against Diego Nunes and Nam Phan, whereas Swanson has scored three straight (T)KO victories in his past three contests. A credit is due to the UFC’s matchmaking department for this one; Siver and Swanson are two of the division’s more consistently entertaining fighters and a win for either man would launch them into the upper-echelon of the division. Expect at least one end of the night bonus to go to either one of these gentlemen, if not both.

And because I’m a huge Siver fan, I’ve added a video of one of my favorite Siver performances that didn’t end with a spinning back kick to the liver below. The fight took place at UFC 122 and saw Siver take on TUF 9′s Andre Winner in a lightweight fight that was moved to co-main event status on short notice. An indication of what we’re in store for at UFC on FUEL 7? Let’s hope so.

UFC on FUEL 7 goes down from the Wembley Arena in London, England on February 16th.

-J. Jones

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mma4ever- December 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm
If ur smelling toast that might be a stroke lay down and get that shit checked out house of pants. Hecktor retardo likes to be a gym warrior and will always fold to the people who actually have a skill set and a mind.
Casa de los pantelones- December 15, 2012 at 8:51 am
Not saying he should or even wants too, with his aggressiveness and power, he could very well take the belt from Silva at 185. I'm just saying that's the type of fighter that will beat GSP/Silva...someone aggressive. Someone that does what they want, when they want and doesn't let those two champs do what they want. Silva, however, is 3 times the fighter GSP is, so he will (would) be able to counter an aggressive fighter that strikes, but GSP would be freakin toast.
mma4ever- December 15, 2012 at 5:24 am
And no i didn't watch the fight ..i do not know what a fx is or do i care.
mma4ever- December 15, 2012 at 5:22 am
Why would lombard fight gsp? He just made the mistake of calling out the count
Casa de los pantelones- December 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm
pantelones is el espanol for pants, but I spelled it wrong and just said fuck it. House of pants...just trying to think of a retarded name.

Look at some of condits other fights. Some he pure plasters his opponent, others not so much, although his finishing rate is top notch. The Carlos that came out to fight GSP was not the natural born killer Carlos, it was the I'm a little bit afraid of the take down and engaging all the way, so I will be hesitant in my offense and not fully commit with a killer instinct.

Did you watch the Lombard/ Paul Harris fight? Lombard showed the almost exact definition of how to be aggressive and get shit done. Lombard losing 8 lbs of muscle and cutting 1-2% more BF...would rape GSP so bad, GSP would never fight again.
mma4ever- December 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm
Dont take this to heart but what is a pantelones ?
mma4ever- December 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Bruises easy ? Fucked up face not a determining factor he must have engaged a bit.gsp blocked alot and got hit a lot.
Casa de los pantelones- December 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
I did watch the GSP bruises easily, not a determining factor of engaging or not. I'm just saying, Carlos didn't bring the killer to the ring as he has in other fights. He looked timid, never really putting everything into any one shot...which means he never fully engaged. Too worried about the take down, which is exactly what happened...and is exactly what happens every single time people fight Georges. You have to rush 'rush'. That is how to beat him. When someone finally (besides serra) rushes him and goes all out and brings the aggression to his front door, you will see a new champ.
mma4ever- December 14, 2012 at 8:40 am
He fought his best against gsp and lost that was the best carlos yet he didnt sit around and wait to counter what fight did u watch ..did u see georges face..didnt engage?
Casa de los pantelones- December 14, 2012 at 8:26 am
Depends on which Carlos shows up to fight...will he bring the natural born killer to the ring or will he bring the natural born sit around and wait to counter and not fully engage to the ring...the first one is hard to beat, the second just lost to GSP.
Mr_Misanthropy- December 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm
If Roarie loses this one it could be the catalyst to put him officially over the edge.
HJA- December 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Best CP caption ever. Would have been equally happy with Phil Collins, though not Whitney.

Rory is so Bateman when he's suited up that it's kind of unbelievable. I can seriously see him leaving a presser early to return some videotapes.
mma4ever- December 13, 2012 at 11:14 am
By Dr. Firas Zahabi. I met him fifteen years ago i was told there was nothing left no reason no conscience no understanding even the most rudimentary sense of life or death good or evil right or wrong . I met this six year old child with this blank pale emotionless face and the blackest eyes....the devils eyes . I spent 8 years trying to reach him and then another 7 trying to keep him locked up because i realized what was living behind that boys eyes was purely and simply ...Evil........
The12ozCurls- December 13, 2012 at 10:27 am
They better get Johny Hendrick on stand-by for this card because if Nick decides to go all 209-crazy and gets booted from the fight, Rory or Condit are the only replacements readily available who have been in training camp
Mike_Goldberg- December 13, 2012 at 9:56 am
Condit via Rory overdose dq
cman- December 13, 2012 at 9:36 am
There is nothing funny about this fight.