Condit's Coach says GSP's injury could be a "Blessing in Disguise"Posted on October 24, 2011, 12:36 PM by Joey Santosus
"(Carlos Condit) is disappointed, but he understands the fight game. He wants to beat Georges at Georges’ best, so he’s going to wait, and, assuming it doesn't take too long, Carlos wants to fight him for the title soon. ... Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. We had a game plan. We felt real good with it, but Chris Luttrell and I were talking about some things we’d like to see Carlos do, but we figured it was too late to even try to implement those things because the fight’s coming up and you can only fill your fighter’s head with so much information. In a way, now we can come up with a couple of more things to put us in a couple of better positions for this fight." - For more from coach Mike Winkeljohn, visit Sherdog.com
Initially scheduled to square off with B.J. Penn at UFC 137, Carlos Condit was promoted to the main event opposite Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre when the Canadian's original opponent, Nick Diaz, was stripped of his title shot on short notice.
With less than the ideal amount of time to prepare, Condit forged ahead with his training camp in hopes of devising the right gameplan to dethrone the seemingly invulnerable champ. And while Jackson's MMA trainer Mike Winkeljohn tells the "Beatdown" show that the team "felt good" with their strategy, he says St. Pierre's recent injury could be a "blessing in disguise." But, what do you think LowKick'ers? With the title fight now pushed back into early 2012, has "The Natural Born Killer" been afforded more time to sharpen the tools of his trade or is Condit just biding time until his inevitable defeat?
Further Reading: Carlos Condit will look to "end" Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137
Covr Photo: Carlos Condit at UFC 132 PF Press Conference. Credit: Scott Hirano.