Carlos Condit thankful for Greg Jackson, but undeterred by his absence at UFC 137Posted on October 16, 2011, 02:59 PM by Joey Santosus
"Not a whole lot has changed. I have Chris Luttrell heading up my camp instead of Greg Jackson. I’m still training with the team, the same guys that were helping me get ready for B.J. are helping me get ready for Georges. It’s been great. I feel great about Chris heading up my camp. This is something we sort of saw coming. We had our ducks in a row as far as who was going to train who, so it wasn’t a big thing. Basically the only conversation regarding the subject was me thanking Greg for getting me to this position, to challenge for the title." - For more visit MMAWeekly.com
When news broke that Carlos Condit would be stepping in to challenge fellow Jackson's MMA associate Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight title, head coach Greg Jackson responded by immediately removing himself from the equation. Having worked extensively with each competitor over the years, Jackson cited "teammate protocols" for his unwillingness to choose sides. Now training primarily under Chris Luttrell, it appears Condit is not only comfortable with the current structure of his camp, but he says it's worked out great.
Lutrell, a long-time member of the Jackson's coaching staff, has been a part of Condit's preparation since "The Natural Born Killer" was introduced to the team several years back. With the title bout now just a week out, the camp is confident that they've constructed the correct gameplan to lead Condit to victory against St. Pierre. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Can Condit successfully dethrone GSP without the master strategist Greg Jackson in his corner or will he ultimately falter in his absence?
Photo: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Carlos Condit fight at UFC 132 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo Credit: Scott Hirano.