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kevint13 02-19-2013 02:17 AM

Rory MacDonald injured, Condit vs Hendricks now at UFC 158
 
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/2/18...-due-to-injury

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The highly-anticipated Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit rematch is off.

According to multiple sources close to the fight, MacDonald suffered a neck and back injury in training recently, which has forced the young Canadian fighter to withdraw from his fight against Condit at UFC 158.

As a result, according to other sources, Condit will now face Johny Hendricks (14-1) at UFC 158. Hendricks was supposed to fight Jake Ellenberger on the same card. A new opponent has not been signed for Ellenberger.

"Unfortunately late last week during a training session, Rory suffered a severe neck and back strain," MacDonald's manager Lex McMahon told MMAFighting.com. "Rory is in a great deal of pain and has a very limited range of motion in his neck. Rory consulted a doctor and was advised that he will need to take three to four weeks off from training while he rehabs the injury.

"Rory is very upset that he will not be able to face Carlos Condit at UFC 158 but is looking forward to getting back to training as soon as possible and fighting the UFC's top competition."

MacDonald (14-1) most recently defeated B.J. Penn via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 5 in December. He has won his last four fights in a row since losing his first MMA fight to Condit at UFC 115 in June 2010.

Condit (28-6) lost a UFC welterweight title unification bout to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154 in November. The loss snapped his five-fight winning streak.

UFC 158, headlined by Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, will take place March 16 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

kevint13 02-19-2013 04:21 PM

Nate Marquardt will face Jake Ellenberger now.

JavierDLC 02-19-2013 10:46 PM

War Condit!!!

rearnakedchoke 02-20-2013 01:30 PM

this is actually better match-ups ... condit should beat hendricks ... don't know where that leaves him though .. he's not going to get a title shot without a few big wins ... nate/jake should be good ... i got nate .. but hope jake wins!

kevint13 02-20-2013 02:52 PM

Worse case scenario....Condit, Marquardt, and GSP all win. What happens next? Do you then make the GSP/Silva superfight?

rearnakedchoke 02-20-2013 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kevint13 (Post 198411)
Worse case scenario....Condit, Marquardt, and GSP all win. What happens next? Do you then make the GSP/Silva superfight?

has nate said he won't fight gsp?? i thought they were interested in doing that fight?

kevint13 02-20-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 198413)
has nate said he won't fight gsp?? i thought they were interested in doing that fight?

With Nate getting whooped by Saffedine, I don't see how a win over Ellenberger would get him a title shot. But to answer your question, yes Nate said he would fight GSP.


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