Carlos Condit's camp wants Georges St. Pierre, not Nick Diaz rematchPosted on February 6, 2012, 03:17 PM by Joey Santosus
"At this point, (a rematch) is not something we’re looking to do. We're looking for Georges (St. Pierre). People forget, Carlos waited a long time to get this fight. He was moved around, and shuffled around between fights. He won the fight. It doesn't interest us at all. I think clearly and decisively, he won the fight. Even (UFC president) Dana (White) scored it for him. All of the opinions that matter scored Carlos as the winner. ... The fans disagree (with the decision) because they got hyped up to see Nick Diaz and GSP fight each other. Well, let them fight each other. We’ve moved on." - For more from Malki Kawa, visit MMAFighting.com
Don't expect to see Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz II any time soon.
At least, not if Condit's camp has anything to say about it. According to his manager, Malki Kawa, it's simply not a fight that interests the new UFC interim Welterweight champ. Instead, Kawa says that after his decisive victory over Diaz, Condit is focused solely on his showdown with reigning 170-pound kingpin, Georges St. Pierre.
Originally set to challenge the Canadian back in October, Condit was matched against Diaz when St. Pierre was forced out of the equation with a torn ACL. Despite heading into the bout as the underdog, "The Natural Born Killer" executed a "stick and move" gameplan that left Diaz noticeably frustrated over the course of five-rounds. Though Condit emerged from the fight relatively unscathed, landing 46 more significant strikes than the former Strikeforce champ, many fans, as well as Diaz and his team, were outraged to learn that the judges had scored the bout in favor of the Jackson's MMA product, and have since suggested that an instant rematch was in order. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Do Condit and Diaz have unfinished business, or is the NBK right to set his sites on unifying the titles?
Further Reading: Surgical Precision: The brilliance of Carlos Condit's performance at UFC 143
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