Welterweight Carlos Condit came into the UFC more than four years ago after an impressive run as WEC champion, entering the organization with a ton of hype behind him based on his previous performances and an eight-fight winning streak. However, Condit quickly learned the UFC was a different ballgame than those he’d played in before, falling on the scorecards to Martin Kampmann in his Octagon debut.
Condit will have a chance to even the score tonight when he squares off against Kampmann in the main event at UFC Fight Night 27. While “The Natural Born Killer” certainly wouldn’t mind avenging the loss, he recently told MMAWeekly doing so is far from his only goal in the tilt.
“It was really disappointing dropping my UFC debut after having such a good run in the WEC,” admitted Condit before adding, “But it’s also just another step in getting the UFC title belt back around my waist and that’s really where I see myself in the near future.”
Though no result is promised in a sport like MMA, Condit feels confident he’ll be able to deliver in the cage after peaking perfectly outside of it.
“I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been, my skills are exactly where they need to be, and I’m in a really good place mentally. Yeah, I would not want to fight me right now, that’s for sure,” he stated.
The 28-7 Condit has finished all but two of the opponents he’s beaten with an even split between TKOs/submissions. He is also out to avoid the first three-fight skid of his career, adding motivation entering the match-up.