Former World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion Carlos Condit, perhaps down two rounds on the scorecards, brutalized Rory MacDonald with a poisonous ground-and-pound blend of elbows, hammerfists and punches en route to a technical knockout victory. The end came with just seven seconds left in the fight.
“It was really close, too close for comfort,” Condit said. “Rory’s a great fighter, and he’s got a lot of great fights in front of him. I’m sure he’ll come back from this. I didn’t know how many seconds were left. I was just working. I think I caught him with something standing, and then, when I was on the ground, I was able to kind of dominate a bit.”
MacDonald pressured Condit for much of the first two rounds, as he worked effectively from the outside and from the clinch. A British Columbia native, he scored with three takedowns in the opening period but failed to keep Condit grounded and never threatened to finish.
Condit took a tongue-lashing from trainer Greg Jackson prior to the third round and stormed off his stool with a sense of desperation. He tagged the 20-year-old MacDonald with a right hand, swarmed him to the ground and unleashed a devastating series of blows that carved up the former King of the Cage champion.
“To tell you the truth, I didn’t know what was going on,” said MacDonald, the youngest fighter on the active UFC roster. “I thought [it was] the end of the round until they called the TKO, but it was a just stoppage. He was kicking my a–.”
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
3 3 2
his primary challenge = CC = 33 = Defending the championship. Regaining the title.
how he obtains his heart’s desire = CT = 32 = Winning. Victory. Triumph. Champion. Mighty. Glory. Pride. First place. Number 1. The greatest. The best. Boxing. Pugilism. Fists. Punch. Clobber. Knockout. Fight. Battle. Beat. Smackdown. Stomp.
Rory MacDonald was born on July 22nd, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_MacDonald_(fighter)
7 + 22 +2+0+0+9 = 40 = his personal year (from July 22nd, 2009 to July 21st, 2010)
40 year + 5 (May) = 45 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2010 to June 21st, 2010) = Suffering in silence. Feel sorry for. Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.