Condit is coming off a TKO win over Thiago Alves (via doctor stoppage) in May, which marked the first time he had fought since last March, when he trashed his knee while fighting Tyron Woodley. Following the victory, the #4 ranked Condit relayed that he’d like to challenge the winner of the July 11th, Robbie Lawler-MacDonald bout.
Of course, since Johny Hendricks is coming off a win over Matt Brown and is ranked #1, the former champ appears set for that shot. But, while talking to MMA Junkie.com recently, MacDonald outlined why he believes “The Natural Born Killer” should be next.
“I’d like it if Carlos got (the title shot) because I think Carlos is one of the best in the division and the most dangerous fighter with a five-round fight,” MacDonald said. “He’s a very dangerous fighter.”
“I think Carlos is a more dangerous fighter, personally,” MacDonald added later in the interview. “Not that Johny’s not (dangerous); he’s great, he’s a top contender, and he was a champion for a reason.”
Now sure, another reason MacDonald would like to see Condit hurdle Hendricks in the title shot race, is because he lost to him in 2010. Since the defeat, MacDonald has repeatedly said he would love the opportunity to avenge the loss.
The upcoming Lawler-MacDonald fight marks the second time they’ve fought, as the latter lost a split decision to the champion in 2013.
UFC 189 will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 11th.