Condit Breaks Silence | Talks Controversial Win, Diaz Drug Test & Fighting Teammates
“There’s been a lot of criticism, a lot of people talking trash and some are just disappointed at the fight and that’s fine. Then, you have a lot of people giving me praise and respect, so it’s all even. Most of the people don’t care if I win or get knocked out; they just want to see an entertaining fight. Ultimately they don’t care if I get beat down or knocked out. I got to fight the way that I need to in order to win. I am proud of the way I fought. It was very close fight and a lot of the rounds were super close and could have gone either way. People connect with Nick. He is real, he goes out there and throws down, so I think a lot of people they love Nick, win or lose and I think that’s great. On the other hand, I think I have caught a lot of undeserved flack because of that. It has taken the joy out of it (winning my first UFC title). There have been a lot of ups and down that last couple of days. That’s the name of the game, I’m a pro fighter. Along with all the benefits, there is a lot of shit that comes on the negative side too, so it just comes with it.”(Continue to next page to read how he reacted towards Nicks failed drug test.)
During yesterday’s “The MMA Hour” podcast on mmafighting.com, UFC interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit discussed his feelings on the publics reaction towards his decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143.
Condit walked away with the decision victory to earn the UFC’s interim welterweight title but in the post-fight aftermath it would seem as if the rest of the world judged it for Nick. Continue to next page for additional comments…