Carlos Condit: First Nick Diaz Then GSP

December 8, 2011
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First he wasn’t in a title fight, and then a bizarre incident occurred and he got a title shot. Then the champion got injured and he was asked to wait, but ultimately got bumped out of the title shot.

Now with champion Georges St-Pierre sidelined for the next 10 months after tearing his ACL in training, Carlso Condit will fight for the UFC interim welterweight title against Nick Diaz at UFC 143.

It’s certainly been an up and down past few months for the former WEC champion, but Condit continues to roll with the punches and now he gets another new opponent with a belt on the line.

“Another change of opponents, it’s been kind of a crazy ride the last couple of months, but you just kind of got to roll with it,” Condit said on Tuesday.

“The good thing is I’ve been training, I’ve been focusing on what I need to be doing to win the fight no matter who they put in front of me.”

Over the past several months Condit has gone from B.J. Penn, to Georges St-Pierre, to Josh Koscheck and now finally Nick Diaz.

Ultimately, Condit is happy with the choice of fighters because facing Nick Diaz is something that’s been on his radar for quite some time.

“I’m really excited, I’ve been wanting to step inside the Octgon with Nick Diaz for a really long time. Great fighter, great skill set, and I really think we’re going to put on a good show for the fans,” Condit stated.

Unless something else crazy happens, which at this point Carlos Condit has to be accustomed to, the New Mexico native will face Nick Diaz for the 170lb UFC title in February.

Condit hopes to snatch that title first, and then wait for St-Pierre’s knee to heal so he can take that belt as well.

“I will be the UFC interim champion and then when Georges (St-Pierre) gets better, I will be the undisputed UFC champion,” Condit said with confidence.

Condit will first try to go through Nick Diaz on Super Bowl weekend to claim the UFC interim welterweight title to add to his collection.

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  • Condit better whoop dat ass boiiiiii!!!!

  • MrAdidas

    Condit should win, but anything can happen! Ahem, Condit wants GSP’s title, yet he barely beat a Rory McDonald when Rory was still a “NOOB” to the UFC. Say what you will, Condit “lost” the fight to Rory McDonald, but the ref stoped the fight with 7 secs left, which gave Condit the TKO (eventhough Rory had won the 1st two rounds). I want to see Rory Vs Condit 2!

    • phrankthetank

      Even rory admitted he didn’t know where he was for most of that 3rd rd. it was just a come from behind win for condit.

    • KBEsq

      I think you’re seriously underestimating McDonald. McDonald has had nothing but flawless and dominating victories over tough competition. I honestly believe he WILL be the champ some day. The fact that Condit beat him was an awesome accomplishment. I don’t think McDonald has ever been a NOOB. In my opinion, as soon as McDonald came into the UFC, he had at least the talent of a title contender.

      Furthermore, it would have been a travesty of Condit did not get that win. I’m glad the ref stopped it because Condit would have lost by decision had it not been stopped. For those who saw the fight, the first two rounds legitimately went to McDonald, but Condit beat the living s*** out of McDonald in the third round. He deserved that win. That fight is probably the most impressive fight I have ever seen, and it made me a huge Condit fan.

  • clarkw90

    This is amazing, I thought there would a million “Scared Homie” comments or GSP is ducking/faking injury. Come to think of it, I just left one. Condit and Diaz looks to be a good fight though. I’d rather see Condit vs GSP, but I think we’ll see Diaz vs GSP.

  • fsunoles09

    ima big diaz fan so im tryin to give an unbias opinion but i got diaz prolly by decision but no particlar result would really surprise me