February 15, 2013
MacDonald can't wait to fight Condit at UFC 158
By NEIL SPRINGER, QMI Agency

Carlos Condit celebrates his win against Rory MacDonald at UFC 115 at GM Place in Vancouver. The two will meet again at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16. (QMI Agency/photo)

Rory (Ares) MacDonald’s first career loss gave him a new perspective on mixed martial arts.

In only his second UFC appearance, the B.C. native lost a heartbreaker to Carlos (Natural Born Killer) Condit at UFC 115 in 2010. Though he out-fought Condit throughout the first two rounds, MacDonald found himself on the receiving end of vicious ground-and-pound in the third. With only seven seconds left on the clock, referee Kevin Dornan stopped the fight, awarding a TKO victory to Condit.

For MacDonald, the defeat reminded him what’s truly at stake every time he enters the octagon.

“You definitely have a different outlook after losing,” MacDonald said over the phone. “(Fighting) is dangerous. It’s easy to put a hurting on someone. Sometimes you forget, after you’ve been successful, what you’re actually risking. It opens your eyes up a little bit.”

 



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