Such was the case immediately following Carlos Condit’s unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Condit walked out of the Octagon with the interim UFC welterweight championship, as well as a whitewash of doubters that felt he didn’t deserve the win.
There are always doubters, but many of Saturday night’s doubters were likely tainted by the disappointment they felt at being deprived of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz match-up that was on tap if Diaz had won.
Condit will now take that honor instead, likely unifying the belt with GSP in late fall or early winter, unless of course Condit decides to take another fighter first, rematching Diaz or facing someone else.
Condit answered questions about Saturday’s fight, what’s on tap for him next, and more at Saturday night’s UFC 143 post-fight press conference…