Carlos Condit says "timing was perfect" for the fight against GSPPosted on September 7, 2011, 07:00 PM by Trent Reinsmith
During what was one of the more interesting UFC press conferences today, UFC President Dana White announced Nick Diaz was being removed from the UFC 137 fight card and would be replaced by Carlos Condit. Condit will now challenge Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on October 29.
Condit, who had been booked to face BJ Penn on the same fight card, had the following to say via a press release from his management team. "The timing was perfect for this to all come together. First I want to thank the UFC for allowing me this opportunity and also my agent Malki Kawa who saw an opening and took advantage of it. With me already fighting on that card, I will need to make some adjustments to get ready for a new opponent, but my actual training is still right on schedule. It’s an honor to be able to fight for the Championship, especially against one of the legends of our sport in Georges St. Pierre. I’ve been fighting for nearly a decade and there has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears that have gone into that. A lot of sacrifices have been made, both personally and professionally, and I’m looking forward to showing the UFC that I am deserving of this opportunity."
Condit will bring a record of 27-5 into the cage against St. Pierre. "The Natural Born Killer" has earned stoppage victories in his last three fights, knocking out both Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim in the first round and earning a third round TKO over highly-touted prospect Rory MacDonald.
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Carlos Condit fight at UFC 132 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo Credit: Scott Hirano.