Fresh off his win in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 1 on Wednesday night over Condit’s teammate Diego Sanchez, Ellenberger said in an ideal world his next fight would be against the new champion.
Obviously nothing has been determined yet, but Ellenberger would love the shot if the UFC gave it to him.
“Obviously, I’d love to get a rematch with Condit,” said Ellenberger following the fights on Fuel TV. “That’s my goal right now obviously to win the world title, but I’ve got some things to work on right now, so we’ll see where it goes from here.”
Ellenberger and Condit met in 2009 at UFC Fight Night 19. The end result was Carlos Condit pulling out a split decision victory in a hard fought battle with the UFC newcomer.
Now almost 3 years later, Ellenberger says he’s learned a lot and knows how he’d fight Condit differently.
“Just control the range, the distance, my Muay Thai coach Master Rafael Cordeiro, he’s an amazing coach, worked a lot on foot speed and always being offensive, controlling the distance and range. I keep learning each fight,” Ellenberger stated.
Currently, all signs are pointing towards Condit sitting and waiting for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who returns later this year after reconstructive knee surgery.
Ellenberger will happily accept a rematch with Condit if it’s offered however.
“If it was up to me, it would be Carlos,” Ellenberger said.
Now it’s up to the UFC to decide if Ellenberger gets the first crack at Condit’s newly minted title, or if he’ll have to fight another opponent most likely this summer.
Only time will tell.