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Carlos Condit’s Manager Says They’re Up for Rory MacDonald Rematch, Suggests Neutral Territory

(Photo via CombatLifestyle.)

Following Rory MacDonald‘s three-round assault of BJ Penn at UFC on FOX 5, the 23-year-old welterweight contender made it clear that he wanted a rematch with Carlos Condit, who previously TKO’d him with seven seconds remaining in a fight that MacDonald might have won on points. (You can revisit MacDonald’s darkest moment right here.) As Rory told Ariel Helwani on Fuel TV, “I was humiliated and embarrassed after that fight, and I think about that fight all the time, it haunts me, and I really need to get past that chapter in my life. My challenge is out there, it’s up to Carlos to accept my challenge…he’s coming off a loss, he’s gotta fight somebody, it might as well be me.”

Makes sense to us. But does it make sense to Condit? According to his manager Malki Kawa, hell yes. “Carlos Condit doesn’t back down from any man,” Kawa told MMAWeekly. “If the UFC asks us to fight Rory MacDonald, Carlos will take the fight.”

There is one point of contention, however — the venue where the fight would take place. Though their first bout took place at UFC 115 in Vancouver, MacDonald mentioned during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan on Saturday that he’d like the rematch to take place in his home-base of Montreal. As you can imagine, that’s not an ideal scenario for the Condit camp; Kawa counter-proposed that the rematch happen in Las Vegas — neutral territory, though much closer to Condit’s home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

So how would a Condit vs. MacDonald rematch go down in 2013? MacDonald clearly has the firepower to give Condit a bad night — and maybe he’s gained the poise and maturity since their first meeting to avoid another ill-timed implosion.

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Hinarf- December 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm
I still do not see anything about his bacne....
Mr_Misanthropy- December 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Mr_Misanthropy- December 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm
You know, the first fight really wasn't all that close. After re-watching it Condit got stifled for two rounds but pretty much spent the whole third round pounding on Roarie's grill with his elbows. Roarie didn't do that much damage in the first two rounds. I know this is 2013 but I don't think that much has changed.
El Guapo- December 11, 2012 at 11:29 am
"Carlos Condit doesn't back down from any man... Not named Nick Diaz."
angry little feet- December 11, 2012 at 10:40 am
haha creepy-alf. I kinda like it. Hey it's still a step up from angry little penis.
The12ozCurls- December 11, 2012 at 10:43 am
Who posted that?
I can't remember

But still awesome.
The12ozCurls- December 11, 2012 at 10:21 am
Damn alf:
You are very familiar with the scene and I can prove it. You actually know that the trench-coat was NOT tan colored and NOT caramel colored it was in fact butterscotch. Did you have to break out your color pallet and compare while pausing the film? Forget it - I don't want to know but I bet even Rory thinks that is kind of creepy.

What are you wearing?
Deadpanda- December 11, 2012 at 9:58 am
Rory was always a quiet boy, though incredibly eager to please... Give the guy a break, you say that like having a strange fixation with moths, lap dogs & a lady suit is a bad thing.
angry little feet- December 11, 2012 at 9:52 am
Thanks 12oz - Now I cannot get the image of Rory tucking & posing in that butterscotch trench coat out of my head. Bastard.
JPfighter-DAMMA- December 11, 2012 at 9:45 am
If they do have a rematch, I'll be cheering for the Natural Born Killer to beat some humility into the Poindexter. After listening to some of Rory's interviews, and seeing him fight BJ, he's not someone that I would cheer for. Great fighter, for sure, but douchey. And I'm a Canadian, who loves to cheer for fellow Canucks.
HEY- December 11, 2012 at 9:23 am
@ amsterdamheavy It's not "Waterboy" anymore. It's "Aries" now.
jcv1986- December 11, 2012 at 8:48 am
Rory wants to wipe that loss of his record , and he will, if condit choose not to run around the whole time like the Diaz fight .
The12ozCurls- December 11, 2012 at 8:01 am
It puts the lotion in the basket or else it gets the hose again.
algiersheadkick504- December 11, 2012 at 7:20 am
I can see condit winning the rematch if he can stop the takedowns
amsterdamheavy- December 11, 2012 at 7:01 am
If Waterboy wants this fight so bad - he better finish it because humping Condit to a decision wont get him back to even or prove anything in my mind.