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Carlos Condit And Manager Release Statement On Booking Hendricks | UFC NEWS

It was announced yesterday that Johny Hendricks will face Carlos Condit as an injury replacement for Rory MacDonald at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16. Below are official statements from Carlos Condit and his manager, Malki Kawa, regarding the change.

“While I was disappointed to hear that Rory MacDonald is injured, I am glad that the UFC was able to find a strong replacement for the fight in Johny Hendricks. He is one of the toughest Welterweights in the world, and has quickly risen up the ladder in our division. We are similar in that we like to stay active and aggressive in our fights, so this should be a great fight for the fans to watch.”
—Carlos Condit

“I have been training for Rory MacDonald, but there is plenty of time left to switch my focus to Hendricks. With eight weeks left, I will need every moment to be fully prepared for this battle. He’s called me out in the past, and now is his chance to try to back that talk up. I’ll be ready for him.”
—Carlos Condit

“Fighting Johny Hendricks is the perfect opportunity for Carlos to earn another shot at the UFC Welterweight title. Hendricks is the perfect replacement for Rory, keeping a number one contender bout intact. It’s going to be an exciting fight.”
—Malki Kawa, Condit’s Manager

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28 Comments to Carlos Condit And Manager Release Statement On Booking Hendricks | UFC NEWS

  1. Sasquatch says:

    Got to love the guy.. he’ll fight anyone with a smile on his face. There goes Johnny’s shot at the title anytime soon, Condit’s a bad match up!

  2. Rafi Bomb says:

    Condit? Aggressive? HA!

  3. Ainokea says:

    I say they play right into each other’s weaknesses and strengths. Condit’s takedown defense hasn’t been so good and Hendricks will secede a 69″ reach to Condit’s 76″. As for the wild exchanges, well thats just the cherry on top.

  4. Brandon says:

    Funny how many people question Condit’s aggressiveness. Didn’t he nearly TKO GSP? Isn’t that taking a huge risk on it’s own? I think this will be a great match-up, and if Condit chooses to use a set strategy, don’t hate him for it. It’s his career to fight, not to please every single person that thinks they have an opinion. On top of that, when he’s throwing leg kicks or any kicks for that matter, chances are he’s setting something up. Remember how things turned out for Dong Hyun Kim? I rest my case.

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