Carlos Condit: I will fight Martin Kampmann if GSP is not readyPosted on June 5, 2012, 03:57 PM by Mike Drahota
UFC Interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit has been the subject of much debate lately, stemming from his decision to wait for a fight with titleholder Georges St. Pierre. Hoping for GSP to be back by November, some support his decision while others believe he should defend his belt once while the true champ heals. Today, a new twist on the story has arisen. Carlos Condit has come out and stated that if GSP suffers a setback in rehabilitation, he will accept a fight in November regardless. This finding may have something to do with the emergence of Martin Kampmann as a major title contender after knocking out Jake Ellenberger last week. Kampmann is the last man to defeat Carlos Condit, way back in early 2009. Condit said the following, via ESPN.co.uk:
"If it turns out Georges can't fight in November, most likely, I will fight somebody else. I really want to fight Georges. I really want to unify the belts, but there's also some other guys that I would like to fight as well. Martin Kampmann's the only guy that I've lost to in the UFC, the only guy I've lost to in about the last six years, so I would definitely like to avenge that loss."
Suddenly, a fight with Condit facing Martin Kampmann is an interesting fail-safe should GSP find himself not ready by November. Both Condit and Kampmann can take a punch to say the least, and both are hungry for the title in a stacked Welterweight division. While Condit is looking to unify the belts, many fans of MMA may find Condit vs. Kampmann to be a much more exciting bout, at least prospectively. Should Condit defend his Interim belt against “The Hitman” before facing Georges St. Pierre? If Condit does decide to do just that, who would find his hand raised in the end?