Rory MacDonald UFC 145Rory MacDonald is a young star on the rise in the UFC welterweight division, but he has a very clear vision of what the future holds for him.

His next fight will be his biggest yet when MacDonald faces UFC legend B.J. Penn at UFC on Fox 5 in December, but it’s hard not to start looking ahead to what 2013 will bring to the young Canadian.

MacDonald will be paying particularly close attention to the UFC 154 main event because his good friend Georges St-Pierre is fighting the only man to hand him a defeat in his pro career, Carlos Condit.

As training partners, MacDonald and St-Pierre work together daily to help each other get better, but unlike past situations where a title can get in the way of the partnership, both have emphatically stated it won’t happen to them. MacDonald has stated on numerous occasions that he won’t face St-Pierre no matter what, and he reiterated that fact on Friday as well.

“Me and Georges are not going to fight. I mean we are friends and we’re very close training partners, it’s just not going to happen.”

“I don’t want to sacrifice a friendship and my spot training at Tri-Star, I really feel like being there is making me develop leaps and bounds as a fighter. I wouldn’t disrespect Georges or the gym in that way. I know he has seniority as the title holder, so I just really feel like I’m going to see what happens one step at a time.”

But the other side of the UFC 154 definitely interests MacDonald because he is on a mission to avenge the only loss of his career, and he hopes to do that in the next 12-months.

“I’m fighting B.J. (Penn), I plan on beating him, and we’ll see how the fight with Georges and Carlos goes, either way I plan on getting my rematch with Carlos in 2013, win or lose tomorrow night,” said MacDonald.

In his first fight with Condit in 2010 after controlling the biggest part of the first two rounds, MacDonald found out exactly what his opponent was made of that night. Condit came out firing in the third and final round, absolutely blasting MacDonald with shots until he finished the fight with only 7 seconds remaining in the round.

“He beat the (expletive) out of me. That was hard,” MacDonald said about the bout against Condit.

Now MacDonald wants nothing more than to get back to a rematch with Condit after he finishes up his business with B.J. Penn in December.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rousimar Palhares slams 'greased a--hole' Jake Shields

  • 25 days ago
  • 151 views

Rousimar Palhares insists he did nothing wrong at WSOF 22 and accuses Jake Shields of greasing. The World Series of Fighting 22 main event between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields is perhaps one of read news >>

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Reportedly Set for UFC 193 in Melbourne

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Robbie Lawler will reportedly defend his UFC welterweight title against Carlos Condit at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. According to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com, his colleague, Ariel Helwani, ann read news >>

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit headlines UFC 193 in Australia

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

For the first time ever, a UFC title fight will be held in Australia, and it's one that has "Fight of the Year" potential written all over it. The UFC is returning to Australia on Saturday, November read news >>

UFC 193 Taking Shape with Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

A bout between UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit is being targeted for UFC 193 in Melbourne. read news >>

Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit Welterweight title fight will headline UFC 193 in Australia

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

So sorry, "Bigg Rigg." The "worst nightmare" for Johny Hendricks has come true, getting leap-frogged by Carlos Condit, who will battle Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 193 read news >>

Robbie Lawler defends title against Carlos Condit at UFC 193 in Australia

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit will meet up Down Under. Lawler will defend his UFC welterweight title against the former UFC interim and WEC welterweight champ at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, MMAFighting.com read news >>

Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler will head Down Under for his next title defense, when he meets Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 192 in Houston

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

Johny Hendricks won’t be getting that title shot he hoped for, instead meeting fellow top contender Tyron Woodley at UFC 192.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Question: Will Rousey vs. Cyborg Ever Happen? Should It Be a Catchweight?

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Last Saturday, Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight championship with a thrilling knockout win over Bethe Correia. Rousey was celebrated for the win, and rightly so. And she has been celebrated for read news >>

Jose Aldo hopes teammate Renan Barao moves up to featherweight following loss to T.J. Dillashaw

  • 27 days ago
  • 41 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- UFC president Dana White believes former bantamweight champion Renan Barao "should probably move up" to 145 pounds following a second TKO loss to T.J. Dillashaw, and the biggest sta read news >>