Carlos Condit: Disappointed but understanding regarding UFC 137 changesPosted on October 18, 2011, 10:35 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Carlos Condit was a little more than a week away from getting his first shot at UFC gold when news broke that Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a knee injury he sustained while training for UFC 137. The UFC announced that Condit would not get another opponent for the fight; instead he would be pulled from the card and will get his shot at St-Pierre as soon as possible.
Soon after the news broke that the October 29 title fight was off, Condit released a statement expressing his disappointment. “I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business.
As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative, that come my way during training and the actual fight. Georges is a great competitor and I know that he will want to return to 100 percent health as soon as possible so that this fight can be rescheduled.
This is the best training camp I have ever had, and I look forward to carrying over the growth that I’ve experienced in this camp to my next one.
I have trained for over a decade in mixed martial arts with the clear goal of becoming the best fighter in the world at my weight class. I have worked this long to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. I will work a little longer.”
Further Reading: Dana White: Knee Injury forces Georges St. Pierre out of UFC 137