Rory MacDonald Out of UFC 158 With Injury, Johny Hendricks Fighting Carlos Condit
By FCF Staff
Rory MacDonald will have to wait for his chance to avenge the only loss of his promising career to date, as the Tristar fighter has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 158 tilt with Carlos Condit. According to multiple reports, MacDonald has incurred a neck injury while training, and as a result, Johny Hendricks will now face Condit at the March 16th event.
Hendrick’s original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, will reportedly be assigned a new opponent.
Hendricks (14-1) has worked his way into welterweight title contention by scoring consecutive wins over T.J. Waldburger, Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch, Josh Kosheck, and most recently Martin Kampmann.
Condit (28-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to champion Georges St. Pierre in November, after winning five straight bouts. The Jackson’s MMA fighter won the promotion’s interim title in February, 2012, by defeating Nick Diaz by UD.
Condit stopped MacDonald in the third round at UFC 117, and after the latter defeated B.J. Penn by unanimous decision in December, he requested a rematch with the former interim champ.
UFC 158 will be hosted by Montreal’s Bell Centre and will featuer GSP versus Diaz in the main event.