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Rory MacDonald won't fight GSP, wants Condit in '13

ESPN staff
November 16, 2012
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Rory MacDonald remains adamant he will never fight Georges St-Pierre, but he is desperate to rematch Carlos Condit in 2013.

MacDonald also has intentions to make a future move to middleweight, saying at Friday's Q&A: "I'll fight at middleweight at some stage in my career. Not because I'm too big for 170 - I make weight pretty easily - but I just fancy fighting at middleweight at some point."

Top of his priority list is a rematch with Condit, who was the last man to defeat MacDonald. Asked who he would like to coach against in a theoretical TUF rivalry, MacDonald responded sharply: "Carlos Condit. I want a rematch with Carlos in 2013."

Oddly, MacDonald needs team-mate St-Pierre to lose at UFC 154 this weekend, so that the welterweight belt becomes open to him. While GSP is champ, MacDonald has to find ulterior targets.

"Me and Georges are not going to fight. We're close friends and training partners. It's not going to happen.

"I'm not in it for money. I don't want to sacrifice a friendship or my spot at Tristar. Being there has helped me develop leaps and bounds.

"I wouldn't disrespect Georges. He has seniority as title holder. We'll see how the fight between GSP and Carlos goes. "

Asked how he thought the GSP v Condit fight would go on Saturday, MacDonald responded: "Georges is going to dominate Condit."

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