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Carlos Condit wants Martin Kampmann over Johny Hendricks if no GSP fight can be had

UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit wants nothing more than to face Georges St-Pierre and unify the belts. St-Pierre’s return, however, from a torn ACL has been slow and steady, and Condit prefers to remain active as much as possible.

If GSP is unable to compete in the coming months, it turns out Condit has his sights set on a scrap with Martin Kampmann.

That may come as a surprise to fans seeing that many view Johny Hendricks as the top contender outside of the two champions. Recently, “The Natural Born Killer” told Bleacher Report why he believes Kampmann is the next man in line.

“(Hendricks has) had a good run recently. But his last fight was a pretty close decision with Josh Koscheck,” Condit said. “Kampmann, on the other hand, finished Thiago Alves. He knocked out Jake Ellenberger. He’s had a stellar run as of late; and it’s just a fight that I’d be more motivated for.”

Condit defeated Kampmann via decision back in 2009 in his Octagon debut. If Condit-GSP takes place in November like many believe, Hendricks and Kampmann are expected to square off in a #1 contender match.


  • Richard Stabone says:

    Still nothing to suggest GSP won’t be ready to fight Condit in November… this is from last week.

    His rehab is completely finished; he’s now in full-blown training mode to get to 100% fight shape.

    Condit fought Diaz 5 months ago, so yeah it’d be cool if he could fight again next month instead of 4 months from now, but an extra few months just aint a huge deal.

    GSP returns vs. Condit on 11/17, and seems fairly obvious that they’ll put Kampmann-Hendricks on the same card.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Thats a long time to be holding a interam belt. They need to strip fighters of the belt if they cant defend it in over a year. Condit should train hard because if your holding on to fight the real champ for a year and lose thats a lot of time lost.

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  • locoRover says:

    The champ that can pick and choose his opponents is not a real champ. But hey Carlos, keep holding on to your #1 Contenders Belt

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  • Niv says:

    I personally think Kampmann is the better fighter compared to Hendricks. I get what Condit is seeing, he sees the one guy to beat him in the UFC and a top contender so I’d love to see that fight.

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