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Tuesday, 10/18/2011, 07:40 pm

Carlos Condit Issues Formal Statement About UFC 137 Removal

“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business.

As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative, that come my way during training and the actual fight. Georges is a great competitor and I know that he will want to return to 100 percent health as soon as possible so that this fight can be rescheduled.

This is the best training camp I have ever had, and I look forward to carrying over the growth that I’ve experienced in this camp to my next one.

I have trained for over a decade in mixed martial arts with the clear goal of becoming the best fighter in the world at my weight class. I have worked this long to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. I will work a little longer.”

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30 Responses to “Carlos Condit Issues Formal Statement About UFC 137 Removal”

  1. SanSooRob says:

    Just fight kosh !!!

  2. JayDee says:

    That belt is but a mere entity of what you have accomplished. But if Condit wants to make a statement, he’ll fight on October 29th. Whether it Koscheck, Anthony Johnson, or whoever decides to step up.

    • DontBeScaredHomie says:

      I agree 100% if he is truly the number 1 contender he would step up, fight and win. We all saw what happened to rashad. Plus he would gain so much respect from the fans for doing so.

      • JOHN says:

        guy nobody wants your respect. you give yourself too much credit FAN boy.

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          How am i fan boy you keyboard warrior? Quit being a sad idiot.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          u guys are right but since we’re on the blame contenders for dodging fights whats up with chael sonnen avoiding a fight with vitor belfort while anderson is injured. all that anderson name calling yet hes scared to fight vitor himself, kettle calling the pot black?

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          Nobody is even talking about that here, you should lay off the drugs?

        • Obsessed much.. I know junkie I agree w you Chaelmonster is the man to beat, and yeah andersonnen is ducking Chael n Vitor.. That pussyassmofo! FYI.. This is a Condit n gsp post bradduh.

  3. Man of Steel says:

    I actually think condit will beat gsp and I know a lot of people will disagree but I guess we have to wait a little longer than anticipated. It’s only my opinion which everyone will breakdown the fight according to themselves as their opinion. Will be a good fight though.

  4. brad says:

    Yea, he IS a champion! He will do just fine whomever he fights next!

  5. Nick says:

    Someone needs to step up and challenge Condit. Dana will make it happen. He likes when people asks for fights. I’d like to see him fight Rumble personally.

  6. Bobby says:

    I understand why he wants to wait but I think I have lost a little respect for Condit for not accepting Koschecks offer. Before I even read about Koschecks offer I knew he would take it if asked. He’s uninjured and he’s like the Miller brothers, he’d probably fight anytime, anywhere, and I respect the hell out of him because of it. I hope tomorrow I read he changed his mind because I was not expecting him to decline.

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      kos doesnt deserve to jump back into the contention picture if he wants a fight he should call fitch up. if u lost respect for condit u should also lose respect for chael sonnen for waiting on anderson to get better while vitor belfort calls him out every day.

      • Bobby says:

        I only lost a little bit, hes still a great fighter. As for Sonnen I respect Condit more in the first place. Chael just likes talkin mad shit to hype fights, that at least makes the fight more entertaining. Also don’t even bother discussing if Chael even deserves a title shot because theres too many variables and either person could be right or wrong. How did Chael even get brought up?

  7. kenji says:

    no ways..i dont believe kosh is in the same class at this point as condit. condit did the right thing to refuse to fight kosh…its equivalent to manny pac getting into a bar fight…the best thing to do is walk away. its a mental thing…when you prepare heart mind and soul to fight the champ u have to set your mind on nothing else…the champ or nothing else…condit did the right thing! kosh name dosent carry the same weight as a bj penn or a matt hughes or jose aldo or a gomi…frank edgar….condit prepared for the champ no one else….

  8. matt says:

    i used to like condit, no more. I believe dana, and carlos are handling this completely wrong. the fight wont happen for what 3, 4, 5 months ? Its unbelievable they are gonna make the fans wait. Ellenberger and condit!!!

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      i hate sonnen for the same reason. at least condit never lost to the champ.

      • chon209 says:

        vitor belfort backed out of the cung lee fight so he gets no respct either … since we are pointing out who backs out of fights

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          he is better now and he did cung le a favor. whats the point of that fight in all honesty cung le aint got shitt for vitor. vitor is moving forward and with all due respect to the pandorum “star” he is a step backwards. vitor, regardless of mw rankings, is a move forward from brian stann. vitor would finsih stann faster than sonnen. sonnen knows this and sonnen is scared.

        • chon209 says:

          agree vitor will crush cung lee but he still backed out of a fight and he wants to call out sonnen, really, how can someone respct that. this sport is becoming like boxing where ppl want to fight who they want to fight and again vitor backed out your trying to suger coat it

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          wait are we saying gsp is backing out or condit? i thought the argument here was that the guy who is able to fight is waiting on the shelf to fight the person they wanna fight instead of fighting someone worthy of fighting them? but i see what ur saying about vitor pullin out the fight like how gsp is gay for pulling out of his fight but the difference is vitor is better now and trying to face sonnen while gsp is just a bitchh.

        • Disagree.. Stann is a beast and would match evenly again Vitor .. Good fight and go either way!

  9. Brandon says:

    Fight Kos damn it! JUST SCRAP!

  10. Jro says:

    Man-up & take the Kos fight you pussy. Losing a lot of respect for you right now just sitting out and waiting.

  11. Helio says:

    Jeeze… a lot of hate here. What for??? GSP is injured, Condit can take a break to train for one of the most well prepared athletes/ mixed martial artists in the world for a shot at HIS dream. Koscheck is a great fighter and would give Condit problems but what does Condit stand to gain since Kos is climbing back up the rankings? Vitor also has to climb back up the rankings Chael doesn’t want him to have a free ride at his own expense… it’s the fight game, no conspiracies! When did opinions and fighter appreciation stop and conspiracy and fighter bashing start?

  12. Mayali says:

    dana wont let condit fight kos because he doesnt want to risk having kos as number 1 contender

  13. Ninjaman says:

    You guys are so off in understanding why condit wants to wait. He only has to wait a few months and fight for the title. He needs to plan to ensure he remains in the top position. I understand all your selfish motives to see hiom fight but all he is doing is securing his future.

  14. Chael the spider killer sonnen says:

    stop ur bitching GSP is a puss!!! and thats that!!!! and btw sonnen would destroy belfort and what is the purpose of them two fighting again??? pls id look forward to seeing anderson silva get the shit beat out of him again!!

    ufc becoming trash more and more jon jones the only fighter that puts his title up more than once a year! and doesnt back out of nothing!!!

    and how is sonnen scared of vitor? he beat the shit out of “the most dangerous man in the ufc” and it aint vitor so how would you guys say that he would lose to vitor and brian stan is a monster that would man handle vitor right?? so what happened ufc 136 sonnen & stan i dont know if i was watching the same fight but i didnt see stan do nothing but lay on his back throught the whole fight lol

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