Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz 2 Coming Soon?

February 5, 2012

The UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit main event between welterweight contenders Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit ended in a unanimous decision. Condit walked away with the interim UFC welterweight championship belt and Nick Diaz walked away contemplating retirement.

Some disagreed with the decision, despite all three ringside judges scoring the fight for Condit.

Could a rematch between Condit and Diaz be on the horizon?

UFC president Dana White didn’t close the door on the possibility when asked following the UFC 143 post-fight press conference.

“I like guys staying active and fighting.  As far as I know, Carlos came out of this fight with no injuries.  He went a good five rounds, was in great shape.  He could defend his interim title and then fight GSP because I don’t know how long GSP is going to be out,” said White.

“I think that if you really believe you are one of the best in the world, why would you not want to stay active.”

Condit didn’t seem warm to the idea when questioned about it at the post-fight press conference.

“From my standpoint, being in the cage, I didn’t think it was all that close.  I felt like I dominated almost every round,” said Condit.  “He did take my back there at the end and maybe won that round, but for the most part, I picked him a part.”

White started pondering a rematch between the two following the fight.

“I was thinking it after the fight.  I was like, you know what?  People are bitching; people think that was close or whatever.  We can do that fight again before GSP comes back,” he said.

“It depends on Carlos,” added White.  “Carlos has really got to say, and Nick’s got to say I want to fight him again too.”