Rory MacDonald starting to figure himself out

Rory MacDonald (top) works his ground and pound on Che Mills during their UFC 145 welterweight bout...

Rory MacDonald (top) works his ground and pound on Che Mills during their UFC 145 welterweight bout at Philips Arena April 21, 2012 in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

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."


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