With Diaz’s Positive Test, Carlos Condit Moving On

February 9, 2012
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Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit at UFC 143
Nick Diaz’s positive test for marijuana will affect more than just his own career.

Prior to the testing results coming back form the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Diaz was in negotiations for a potential rematch with his UFC 143 foe Carlos Condit

Condit defeated Diaz by unanimous decision to claim the interim UFC welterweight title, but within days it appeared the UFC was ready to do part two later this year. Now with Diaz facing a suspension from the commission from the positive drug test, his involvement in any fight for the rest of 2012 is very much up in the air.

“It’s an unfortunate situation for Nick Diaz and his camp. We wish them the best of luck as he continues to move forward with his career,” Condit’s manager Malki Kawa from First Round Management told MMAWeekly.com on Thursday.

There was never an official confirmation that Condit vs. Diaz 2 was a done deal, but based on a series of Twitter messages from UFC president Dana White, everything appeared headed in that direction.

Now it looks like Condit will move on to face the next challenge. Kawa and Condit are expected to meet with UFC president Dana White on Friday to discuss the champion’s next move.

As of now, Condit’s next fight is undetermined, but Kawa and his fighter are looking forward to the next step no matter whom that opponent ends up being.

“As for Carlos and what’s next for his future, we’ll definitely discuss that with the UFC and Dana White in the coming days to figure out what his next steps are,” Kawa said.

Attempts to reach Diaz’s trainer and manager Cesar Gracie were unsuccessful as of the time of this printing.

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  • RonnieV

    Winner of Sanchez/Ellenberger fight is the only other fight that makes sense right now.

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  • matty

    I agree. Ellenberger will then go on to beat condit and gsp.

    • joetallyhoe

      Lol, good luck with that.

    • MikeMc1983

      Then after he takes out Gsp, he’ll move up and take out Anderson Silva. Maybe have 1 more fight at 185lbs before he moves up again to get a first round submission (due to strikes) over jones. The only question will be how many guys he beats at 205lbs before he wipes out the heavyweight division. Then he’ll be able to go down as the only 4 weight class UFC champion…

      Sorry guys. I had to finish “matty’s” comment.
      Matty is Ellenbergers mom, and she’s not so good with a keyboard.

      • RubeKegal

        Actually, I heard after Ellenberger beats Sanchez, he is going straight for Overeem.

  • KBEsq

    Yeah, I like the idea of Condit vs. Elenberger or Sanchez. Sanchez was on the Sherdog Radio Hour yesterday, and damn he’s had some bad stuff happen to him. Bitches be crazy – that’s all I have to say.

    Anyway, that’s besides the point. I hope Condit takes another fight. His camp said he would not wait out GSP before the Diaz fight, and they seemed to be changing their mind a bit.

    • RubeKegal

      Condit actually already beat Ellenberger, but it was a great fight. Ellenberger is 5-1 in UFC only loss to Carlos.

  • pooby

    Condit is the bigger, better man, and fighter. Almost makes me wish Diaz had won the decision. It would have been all the more satisfying to see him have it taken right back.

    • Triggerman99

      LOL! This guy is hysterical! It’s like his only mission in life is to search for opportunities to talk $hit about Diaz!

      • MikeMc1983

        If that’s the case at least he was bright enough to pick a fighter that gives him ample opportunity.

  • How about Condit fighting the winner of Alves vs. Kampmann? Both top guys, and one of them holds a win over Condit…

  • RubeKegal

    Ultimate scenario

    Condit gets Ellenberger if he wins. Sanchez is 2-2 in his last 4 with an awful loss to Hathaway. I know that would prob be a big money fight, but Condit has done a lot of amazing things since entering UFC.

    The winner of Condit/Ellenberger fights GSP.

    The winner of that fight should then face Johny Hendricks, considering he keeps winning.

    Not a Kampmann fan, he has won some good fights, but is 9-4 in UFC and has showed ups and downs. Before his last unimpressive split decision win over Rick Story, he lost to Sanchez and Shields. I wouldn’t give a guy a #1 contenders match if he lost 2 of his last 3 or even 4. Same with Alves. He’s lost 3 of his last 5. Kampmann vs. Alves is more to see who can stay relevant. Both don’t strike me as champion material.