Rory MacDonald is out of UFC 158 after he suffered a neck and back injury in training recently. Johny Hendricks will come in to fight Carlos Condit at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 16, 2013.
With the UFC wanting to keep Condit in a co-main event caliber fight, they quickly shuffled the deck and pulled Johny Hendricks out of his scheduled fight with Jake Ellenberger and slotted him in opposite Condit, according to a report by official MMAWeekly.com and later confirmed by UFC brass.
The fight with Hendricks, who is the No. 1 contender to winner of UFC 158’s headlining bout between St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, would be a critical victory for Condit and keep his name right at the top of the list for another shot at GSP.
Jake Ellenberger is now left to wait and see whom the UFC can line-up as a possible replacement.