UFC on Fox 5’s Rory MacDonald would ‘love’ to fight Nick Diaz after B.J. Penn showdown

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Rory MacDonald has already defeated one Diaz brother and would 'love' the chance to fight against another, once he gets done with his UFC on FOX 5 welterweight showdown against B.J. Penn.

It's become a habit in the fight game that despite having an opponent already lined up, a fighter can't avoid questions about another potential match up before he or she takes care of the business at hand.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for one, found it down right disrespectful to both himself and his opponent at UFC 154, Carlos Condit, to have to answer constant questions about a potential ‘super fight' between "Rush" and UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.

Just about every mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter goes though it and UFC welterweight contender, Rory MacDonald, is no exception.

A week away from facing off against MMA legend and pioneer B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle, Washington on Dec. 8, 2012, MacDonald was met with the question of who he would like to fight next and what he thought about a potential scrap against Stockton slugger, Nick Diaz.

At a recent UFC 154 Q & A, Rory had this to say about the possible matchup:

"I would fight him. (He comes back ) in February, and I might be ready to fight in like March or something like that. He might be my next fight after B.J., you never know how it works. We'll see man. I'd love to fight Nick."

Though not much of a trash talker himself, should a bout with Diaz see the light of day, Rory can expect a bevy of pre-fight chatter. According to ‘Ares,' he doesn't mind it, in fact, the Canadian sensation knows and understands it's all part of the fight game:

"I don't think there's a target on people who talk. That's the fight game, you've got to pump up the fights."

MacDonald has already faced off against the younger of the Diaz brothers, throttling Nate Diaz at UFC 129 last April. Rory manhandled the younger of the Diaz boys en route to a decisive unanimous decision victory in what was Nate's final fight at 170 pounds before beginning his impressive run in the lightweight division that earned him a title fight against division champion, Ben Henderson, next weekend (Dec. 8, 2012) in "The Emerald City."

With a victory over ‘The Prodigy' at UFC on FOX 5, Rory might soon find himself inside the Octagon against Nick. And you can bet the elder Diaz would love nothing more than to exact some revenge for his younger brother.

Does this potential fight do anything for you? Or are you still holding your breath for Nick to face off against that other Canadian star?

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