Rory (Ares) MacDonald feels he’s finally starting to figure out his own limits.
Though the 23-year-old B.C. native is considered one of the top prospects in the world — even holding the No. 3 spot on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings — he’s struggled with injuries sustained during intense training camps.
Most recently, he was forced to pull out of a rematch with Carlos Condit. The two were scheduled to meet at UFC 158 in March, but MacDonald suffered a severe neck and back strain.
MacDonald admitted he was once again the victim of over-training, but said he now has a better grasp on when to hold back.
“I guess I did it again,” MacDonald said in a phone interview. “I’m still learning my body and what my limits are as I grow. My body’s still growing, I’m still a young guy, I’m getting bigger. I’m constantly having to adapt to myself growing up still. So it’s been an interesting last few years, but I feel like I’m kind of getting a handle on it."