‘The Natural born Killer’ Carlos Condit has spent the last four years as a top 10 contender in the UFC’s Welterweight division, building a huge fan base in the process. His clinical striking and slick submissions have seen the Jackson’s MMA product earn 27 finishes in 29 victories.
His only losses in the UFC have come to Martin Kampmann, whom he demolished in their rematch, Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Following Condit’s win against The Hitman at UFN: Condit vs. Kampmann 2, fans were clamouring to see NBK face off against The Immortal Matt Brown.
There was rejoicing in the MMA community when the fight was eventually booked for UFC on Fox 9, as Condit explained at the Sacramento press conference:
“ As soon as the fight was made, my Twitter blew up; people were losing it. This is going to make for a crazy competitive match”
Condit has been a mainstay in the Welterweight division, knocking out Rory MacDonald, Dong Hyun Kim, Dan Hardy and Martin Kampmann during his tenure. He predicts that the fight will live up to the expectations come December 14th:
“I’m Super excited to fight Matt Brown, he’s got a great style. The match up, stylistically, is gonna make for a really great fight. After the last fights (we had) there was a lot of buzz, people were asking for this fight.”
His opponent Matt Brown was also on hand to give his opinion about NBK and their likely FOTN bout:
“I’ve been a big fan of Carlos Condit and his style (for a while now), since the WEC days even. I’m excited to fight him, he’s not going to try wrestle me and keep me on my butt for three rounds; he’s going to try and take me down with his fists. The best takedown is a left hook”
This is a match that I’ve wanted to see for a while now, and I think it could be one of the best this year. Who knows, maybe this decade?