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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.

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