UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit likes nothing more than entering the Octagon and throwing punches with whomever is standing across from him. However, when it came to defeating Nick Diaz to earn a shot at the actual title, he knew needed to stick to the plan instead of engaging in an all-out war.
That’s exactly what “The Natural Born Killer” did, earning a decision victory over Diaz though not necessarily in the most satisfying fashion, at least where fans’ opinions are concerned. Now, instead of worrying about what others thinks, he has his sights set on unifying the titles with Georges St. Pierre later this year.
“I don’t think it was the war that everybody was expecting, or even that me or Nick was expecting,” said Condit of the situation in an interview with the UFC’s website. “But it was an entertaining fight and I proved to myself that I can really stick to a game plan and a strategy.”
Condit talked about how in the past, as soon as punches were thrown he would abandon the plan going in and just try to win the exchanges. Now, as he grows as a fighter, Condit feels fully believing it what you prepared to do is the better course.
“Not every single fight is gonna be a war,” Condit said. “This fight showed me that I’ve matured as a fighter with experience.”
The date for Condit-GSP is unknown with St. Pierre continuing to rehab from knee surgery. He apparently has a good cushion of time too with Condit adding he will wait at least until the end of the year for a match with the legendary Canadian.
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