Rory Macdonald forced to withdraw from UFC 158 due to injury; no replacement signed yet

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grappler0000
2/18/13 6:57:23PM
The highly-anticipated Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit rematch is off.

According to multiple sources close to the fight, MacDonald suffered an undisclosed injury in training recently, which has forced the young Canadian fighter to withdraw from his fight against Condit at UFC 158.

No opponent has been signed to replace MacDonald against Condit next month. As of now, he is still expected to compete on the card...

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cowcatcher
2/18/13 7:01:09PM
Maybe Woodley, or Tarec?

Erick Silva doesn't have a fight either, but I''m not sure they want to throw him to another wolf.
Budgellism
2/18/13 7:04:56PM
grappler0000
2/18/13 7:13:00PM
Maybe DD pulled his groin.
cowcatcher
2/18/13 7:37:24PM

Posted by grappler0000

Maybe DD pulled his groin.



It was more likely GSP or Ricci.



<-----means I'm kidding
Poor_Franklin
2/18/13 7:38:57PM
damnit!

make hendricks/condit & push story up to the main card to fight ellenberger
FastKnockout
2/18/13 7:42:16PM

Posted by cowcatcher

Maybe Woodley, or Tarec?

Erick Silva doesn't have a fight either, but I''m not sure they want to throw him to another wolf.



Tarec sounds like a solid choice.
sparky
2/18/13 8:02:44PM
This is awful news

Saffiedine is an awesome chioce I can even see Maia jumping in there again on short notice.

I just hope they find a suitable replacement
jjeans
2/18/13 8:07:38PM
GSP - Diaz - Koscheck - Lawler - Siyar - Stungun - Ellenberger - Hendricks - Hardy - Brown
All have fights scheduled

Kampmann - No contact suspension ended 2 days ago
Pierce - 4 Months left on a 6 month suspension

Maia - No Suspension
Tarec Safferdine - No Suspension
Woodley - No Suspension
Fitch - No Suspension
Marquardt - No Suspension
Hathaway - No Suspension
Erick Silva - Suspension post fitch fight ended 3 months ago

Gunnar Nelson - Awaiting Results
prozacnation1978
2/18/13 8:19:11PM
Don't feel bad since I'm not going to it.

A lot or replacement

Doubt they pull Jake or johnny to fight condit.

Plug in maia or Eric Silva
Or the chosen one.

I do think maia should step up take the fight
He beats condit he is right behind johnny in my eyes
Poor_Franklin
2/18/13 8:21:46PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Don't feel bad since I'm not going to it.






hendricks vs condit was just tweeted & theyre looking for an opponent for ellenberger
FastKnockout
2/18/13 8:28:49PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by prozacnation1978

Don't feel bad since I'm not going to it.






hendricks vs condit was just tweeted & theyre looking for an opponent for ellenberger



Lame. He should be fighting for the title, not the guy who just lost to the champion.
Hendo67
2/18/13 8:41:17PM
Rory pulled a muscle no one has heard of yet.

(Hipster chirp)
cowcatcher
2/18/13 8:48:37PM
I guess Tarec turned it down and Hendricks stepped up. I like that Hendricks is doing that, it's risky, but it shows he's a company man.
pmoney
2/18/13 8:55:21PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I do think maia should step up take the fight
He beats condit he is right behind johnny in my eyes



I love this. If Hendricks-condit has already been made though, perhaps Maia could step in against ellenberger. Having already handled Kim, story (who beat ellenberger outside the ufc) and fitch, maia has proven himself against wrestlers at 170. Ellenberger has lots of power though, and on less than a month, that is pretty short notice for such a tough fight.
kopower
2/18/13 8:57:37PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by cowcatcher

Maybe Woodley, or Tarec?

Erick Silva doesn't have a fight either, but I''m not sure they want to throw him to another wolf.



Tarec sounds like a solid choice.



Agree with this
jjeans
2/18/13 9:08:09PM
Although Maia isn't in a training camp etc which puts him at a disadvantage in terms of fitness and shape etc, stylistically changing your gameplan from a power puncher with a dangerous left hook to the most dangerous fighter on the ground in MMA is a nightmare.

In either cases its a tough fight for Ellenberger but he would have 4 weeks now to train sub defence like a mad man, for Maia though if there was ever a good time to fight a WW with good wrestling, varied striking, naturally bad cardio, power on the feet, little power in GnP it would be on short notice
iwannabesedated
2/18/13 9:10:17PM
Marquadt posted on Facebook he wants to fight Ellenberger.
Budgellism
2/18/13 9:12:12PM

Posted by iwannabesedated

Marquadt posted on Facebook he wants to fight Ellenberger.



I'd be all for this
prophecy033
2/18/13 9:12:58PM
Sounds like Hendricks is stepping in.
jjeans
2/18/13 9:17:08PM
I'm on my iPhone but BJPenn.com is announcing Condit vs Hendricks and Ellenberger vs Woodley
Someone on a computer can post it as news for me
spang714
2/18/13 9:27:16PM
according to another site it will be Johny vs Condit....Saffedine reportedly turned down Condit
shaneTpain
2/18/13 11:15:56PM
terrible news! was really looking forward to Rory/Condit 2
Bubbles
2/18/13 11:23:34PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Don't feel bad since I'm not going to it.


and I don't feel bad when fights get pulled from events you go to either
iwannabesedated
2/19/13 8:07:56AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by prozacnation1978

Don't feel bad since I'm not going to it.


and I don't feel bad when fights get pulled from events you go to either





Well atleast it's one less disgusting hotel room out there.