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Carlos Condit: “I’m the best welterweight in the world”


“I’ve always been a big fan of Georges, I’ve admired his style and kinda of the way he carries himself and I’m honored to get in their and challenge him for the belt and step in the cage with him. With all that aside I think that I’m the best welterweight in the world and I’ve been trying to prove that every single time I get in their and this fight is going to be no different. It’s a great opportunity for me, but I think whether Nick did what he did or he didn’t, I still think I deserve the title shot. I didn’t get it by default or anything like that. With that being said it’s unfortunate for him. At this stage of the game it’s not just fighting. It’s selling the fights, you got to show up and do the P.R. It’s not always fun but it’s part of it. So it is unfortunate for Nick, he kind of blew his opportunity and I think he would have been a tough challenge for Georges. But you got to do the footwork and sell the fight.”

In an interview with Buddhasports.com the UFC’s upcoming welterweight title challenger, Carlos Condit speaks on his upcoming fight with GSP.

Best welterweight in the world? According to Condit that accolade goes to him, anyone care to disagree?


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39 Comments to Carlos Condit: “I’m the best welterweight in the world”

  1. steven horgan says:

    WELL YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE YOUR THE BEST BUT I WOULD PICK DIAZ AND PENN TO BEAT HIM, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE LIKES TO KEEP IT ON THE FEET,,AND BJ AND DIAZ ARE SLICKER THAN HIM, GSP WILL GET BEAT ON THE FEET, BUT HE WILL SIMPLY USE HIS STAND UP TO SET UP A TAKEDOWN, HIS MEAN STREAK , FIGHTER MENTALITY WAS ENDED BY SERRA..GSP PLAYS IT SAFER THAN 3 CONDOMS AND AN OVERDOSED GIRL ON THE PILL PUT TOGETHER

    • emmezzy says:

      Right next to the a key. You’re welcome!

    • J C says:

      you are a phaggot. quit with all caps

    • Beau says:

      I heard caps locks was cruise control for cool? this true?

    • effyocouch says:

      Caps lock or not, that last part made me laugh way too hard

    • EffLay&PrayFighters says:

      WHO GIVES A SH!T IF CAPSLOCKS IS USED??! REALLY?! GaySP SUCKS AND CAN’T FINISH A FIGHT.. BUT PEEPS WHO CRY ABOUT CAPSLOCK SUCK EVEN MORE. CAPSLOCK ALL DAY EVERY DAY B!TCH!! LOL

    • john says:

      Really, GSP would get beat on his feet by Carlos but BJ and Diaz would not? GSP would beat either 3 of these guys on the feet at this point of all their respective carreers, no doubt, and of BJ, Diaz and Condit, Condit by far has the best standup. I agree with those that believe Condit absolutely deserved this fight from the beginning and also that he poses the most serious threat yet to GSP. Diaz is so unbelievably overrated. There are many that say only true fans and fighters understand how good Diaz is and are the only ones to watch Strikeforce, but my basis of saying Diaz is totally overrated is in fact based on watching him over the years, including Strikeforce, and understanding how much better people look when they are fighting against much lesser comp, as Diaz has for years now. His stamina is world class, but that is it.

  2. CALI says:

    “I didn’t get it by default or anything like that.” Wow… REALLY ? I hope he does beat George so BJ or Nick can beat his ass.

    • JOHN D says:

      Yes REALLY. That will be proven soon. Condit deserves this title shot more than nick in every way possible. There is NO argument there.

      • rob says:

        I have to agree with John D. Condit is one of the best in the world, and he poses a huge threat to GSP if he is on his game. He has a sick jiu-jitsu game if GSP tries to take it to the ground. And he has AMAZING hands, with some big knockout power. And we all seen what happened last time a good striker hit Georges on the chin. Huge GSP fan but condit may have his number

        • CALI says:

          He might deserve it, but who did he beat to EARN it ? He says he ‘didnt get the fight by default’. Well, Nick got pulled from the fight and they gave the spot to Carlos as a replacement. Tell me how he earned that, and tell me how he deserves it over Nick.

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          He doesn’t deserve it over nick only diaz haters say that to try and bring diaz down because they love to hate him. I figured that would be obvious by now…..

        • Kerry says:

          Well, wins over Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy, and Dong Hyun Kim. The VERY close split decision vs Kampmann and the WEC was absorbed with him as the defending welterweight champ. I say he’s done a good job of getting to where he is now.

        • Fortyb4five says:

          Kerry, Carlos was in the UFC before the wec was absorbed.

        • Calvin says:

          well hes had a lot of good fights and if it wasnt for the ufc getting nick to fight gsp he would have probably been the next guy after he knocked out stun gun the way he did anyone can beat anyone its being able to say u were the first that matters

        • whitecranestyle says:

          @fortyb4five-actually the welterweight division of WEC was absorbed before the rest of the WEC and Carlos Condit was the defending welterweight champ at the time.

      • Jim says:

        Yup, def. deserves this fight, I am actually more excited for this than Diaz fighting.

        Condit is no joke, I think he would have brought out the best in BJ, not that Diaz isn’t.

  3. King says:

    Well said. I personally don’t consider him 1 of the elite, but he’s got the mind for it. WAR DAVE DEBUSSHER!

  4. mike f says:

    Appearently condit didn’t hear nicks response. its everyone else’s fault but his

  5. GET RID OF FITCH says:

    Condit has been on a terror since moving over to the UFC and beating top notch fighters. Compare who condit has fought and beaten (in DEVASTATING FASHION) to who Fitch has fought and that right there proves his claims. GSP has lost his NERVE and fights scared since Serra fight. Condit will go after GSP and if condit can keep GSP from “Fitching” him he will win. I would bet anything GSP does not engage Condit whatsoever and avoids all stand up with him. If sheilds can strike with GSP Condit will KO him

    • Chris says:

      Just because he didn’t use lay n pray against Kos doesnt mean he wasnt fighting scared. He didnt really press despites Kos’ swollen shut eye. Doesnt mean he isnt good, just means he didnt really press for the finish.

  6. who are you to tell a professional athlete where he belongs in a sport that he is a professional at? Seriously? I would like to know

  7. BJFAN 4 LIFE says:

    You guys r such haters. Not trying to nut hug GSP but not one single person at 170 besides serra’s lucky behind the head punch fluked out and beat GSP. Oh and Matt Hughes’ sub. NO ONE can beat Georges. Not shields, kos, hardy, fitch, and especially NO FAGGOT ASS CONDIT. LOL. This guy is on pipe dreams.

  8. Anthony says:

    I love how people say Serra knocked the fighting spirit out of GSP. He finished Serra with brutal knees, annihilated BJ who didn’t want to finish, and Koschek should have been a doctor’s stoppage.

    Is GSP the most exciting fighter? No. But he is one of the most technical and smart fighters in the game.

    • Beau says:

      go watch his Pre UFC fights….Back when he earned the nickname rush. dude was the most exciting fighter ever to watch. Serra Def ate GSPs soul with that punch.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      GSP has turned into the second most boring fighter in ALL MMA and he is only second to Fitch. Everyone I know doesn’t even get excited when GSP is fighting anymore. The only reason GSP even fights anymore is to eeeeeeeek out boring ass wins just like Fitch. They could careless about ever being exciting or entertaining fans. either one of them are REALFIGHTERS. Condit is a REALFIGHTER and IMO is going to KO GSP round 3. GSP lost his desire to fight long time ago

      • Mitko says:

        Comn peoplle people bettng on Condit are out of reality. The guy is good yes. but GSP is not losing, barring a Matt Serra lucky one
        GSP by decision. I take any bets

    • Chris says:

      You don’t really know your history do you? BJ’s corner threw in the towel, and BJ was pretty unhappy about it. Furthermore, yes the Kos fight should have been a doctor’s stoppage, which means the fact GSP couldn’t finish Kos himself is all the more sad.

  9. blahblah says:

    well I guess he cant really go into the fight saying that he is the third or fourth best in the world.

  10. Mike Diaz says:

    By default Condit, then again Dana has to mix up new fights with these up and coming 20 year olds too, cant keep doing joe vs schmo 2 and doe vs doe 3, just how boxing is trying to milk itself non stop. I truly hope Condit has the know how to not stay at bay to Grease S P’s jab and his gaying and praying. With Grease dethroned, it adds more longevity for BJ to head up that ladder. BJ WANTS HIS BELT BACK!!!!!! PENN NATION!!!!!!!

    • brandon says:

      bj will never get the ww belt back, especially from gsp. gsp already beat him so bad he had to throw in the towel. bj should retire

  11. Nick Diaz says:

    nah im telling you guys…i suck wayyy toooo much to beat gsp. im gonna get smashed by bj.

  12. Taylor says:

    hes not the best, Rory McDonald beat him already. the stupid ref stopped the fight with like 5 secs left. Rory won the fight. condit was getting beat up the whole time. so in my opinion rory McDonald should be getting a tittle shot before him.

  13. jacob lee says:

    The first comment said Condit would beat gsp aon the feet….well idk cuz he is a kyokushin karate blackbeltand trains with phil nurse the kick boxing master of masters. And he is much bigger and i think he has a better jab…plus he has trained with carlos so they both know what the other one is good at….i picture gsp standing long enough to take down condit, then finishing him via t.k.o in the championship rounds. Granted I’mnot a gsp fan at at, but that is my honest opinion….maybe condit will catch gsp and i thinksecretly gsp knows his jaw isnt made of rock….this will be interesting…but i still think when B.J. destroys diaz that that will be the best fight of the night.

  14. charty sucks it says:

    Condits better than Diaz…believe it …and actually poses bigger problems for GSP than Diaz….may the best fighter win..or in GSP’s case..the best lay n’ prayer.

  15. David says:

    Conduit blos compared to gsp y’all are just haters

  16. john says:

    A couple things to consider in terms of why GSP hasn’t been finishing his last few fights: 1) Obviously, and been said many times before,.. he’s now held the belt for several years and is constantly fighting the toughest guys each fight. None of the guys he had beaten in 5 rounds in the past couple years had been taken out in years prior, with exception to Koshcheck getting knocked out by Paulo Tiago. It seems that though GSP didn’t finish Hardy, he stripped him of all his confidence and he’s never been the same. AND, he certainly DID FINISH BJ. When you can’t even turn around to look your opponent in the face and whisper to your corner to stop the fight, YOU HAVE BEEN FINISHED! Comparing other guys below him in terms of finishing fights is apples to oranges. A running champion always has the hardest tasks at hand.
    2) I think GSP has clearly overloaded himself with knowledge and enhanced technique since being champion, so he is far too cerebral lately and hasn’t quite figured out how to naturally unleash all he’s refined yet. I think he’ll likely have a breakthrough, which will be an incredible sight when he begins to fight instinctively instead of thinking through every move first.

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