Carlos Condit’s Manager Explains Why the Interim Title Was Never Defended (Video)

November 16, 2012
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Carlos Condit
When Carlos Condit opted to wait for a fight against Georges St-Pierre as opposed to defend his interim welterweight title, he came under some scrutiny for the decision.

Condit revealed on Wednesday that the UFC never actually came at him with another offer for a different fight, and always had the idea of him facing St-Pierre when he returned from injury.

Now Condit’s manager Malki Kawa sheds even more light on the situation as he tells that the New Mexico fighter was ready for a few different fights, but ultimately the best decision for his career was to wait for St-Pierre to return.

Check out this one on one interview with Condit’s manager Malki Kawa from UFC 154:

  • Doctor15

    He ran from Diaz, of course he didn’t want to fight anyone before his chance to fight GSP. His nickame should be the natural born running man. Greg Jackson sucks for MMA, he told Condit to run just like he told Guida to run from Maynard.

    • bajafox

      Yea, I didn’t even bother to listen to his pathetic excuse…whatever it may be.

  • Timothy Malone

    “Because the interim title was a f&%*ing marketing gimmick”

    Thanks for being honest, Malki.

  • Alec Rawls

    Condit stated publicly that he was willing to accept an immediate rematch with Nick Diaz. That fell through when Diaz immediately failed a drug test.
    Strange that the UFC never asked Condit to take a different intrim fight. I guess they decided the possible opponents didn’t have as much fan appeal. Glad to hear Condit wanted to fight though. He’s never done a long layoff before. I think it hurts more than helps.
    Anyone who thinks Condit ran from Diaz: your boy got his a$$ kicked. For the last 3 rounds Condit came off the backpedal for a combination every 20 seconds and hardly got touched in response. “No fair, Condit outsmarted him.” Sure did.