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Friday, 02/10/2012, 11:50 am

Condit Camp Prepared to Move On From Diaz Rematch | Ready To Figure Out What’s Next


“It’s an unfortunate situation for Nick Diaz and his camp. We wish them the best of luck as he continues to move forward with his career. As for Carlos and what’s next for his future, we’ll definitely discuss that with the UFC and Dana White in the coming days to figure out what his next steps are.”

In an interview with mmaweekly.com, Carlos Condit’s manager Malki Kawa says that while it is unfortunate that the rematch between Nick Diaz and his client can no longer happen, they are ready to enter negotiations with the UFC for the next step in Condit’s career.

In other words, they are moving on.

Read More: Carlos Condit (News), Nick Diaz (News), UFC

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40 Comments to Condit Camp Prepared to Move On From Diaz Rematch | Ready To Figure Out What’s Next

  1. banks says:

    Koscheck maybe?

    • CannedHams says:

      Koschek, fuck I wish that guy would just go away! He’s had 2 title shots already and was decisively beat both times. He’s a good gatekeeper for the UFC but that’s as far as that should go IMO!

      • slacker says:

        I agree. He has KO power, but other than that, his stand – up abilities are really average. His most recent fight with Pierce really showed that.

        • CCW.Gun control=Government control. says:

          HIs fight with Matt Hughes showed that. You know its mediocre when Hughes is giving you hard rubs in the standup. If Hughes was a few years younger he may not have gotten KOed that easily and it could have been a 3 rounder!

      • Kos has only had one title shot bro….yeah he fought gsp twice, but the first wasn’t for the belt it was to see who gets title shot vs mat Sierra

    • kevin says:

      ellenberger rematch. barring any injury for jake vs diego. i think that would be a hell of a rematch. would have liked to see carlos get the winner and nick get the loser anyway. condit diaz rematch was lose lose for everyone.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Koscheck needs to go back to basics. Idk what it is about fighting GSP that makes his former opponents lose their “stuff.” Koscheck and Jake Shields both have lost their “stuff.”

    • BobbyLemons says:

      I say, if Jake Ellenberger walks through Sanchez, give him a rematch.

    • If Diego wins it has to be condit vs diego in Albuquerque…. That’s the right way to go….

  2. slacker says:

    I think he should fight the winner of Sanchez – Ellenberger. Also, a fight against Jake Shields would make sense, if he can get past Akiyama. Shields beat him in the past. But, I doubt Shields will be beating Akiyama.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Sheilds is planning on going up to MW soon after this fight right?

      • slacker says:

        Well, that’s what he says. But I could see him taking that offer from Condit. He could view it as a bit of redemption for Nick and Gracie, if he were to get the win.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Yeah, you make an interesting point but Shields isn’t really as good as he was perceived to be. He isn’t top 5 as far as I am concerned. Condit should fight either Johnny Hendricks or Ellenberger for a defense.

          I think after Condit loses to GSP. GSP will move down to lw after a year and make a run before he retires. Or maybe move up to MW.

        • Coffee409 says:

          Are you kidding me? GSP couldn’t drop to 155… No way.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Yeah he wouldn’t be able to cut to 155. He’d have to lose muscle. He’s interested in fighting Frankie.

        • slacker says:

          I totally agree that Shields is over – rated – not as good as Ellenberger or as dangerous as Hendricks IMO. But I also would like to see Condit get his title fight and Shields is a safer fight to ensure that, knock on wood. It’s not everyday that a fighter gets an opportunity like that, and even if he is destined to lose to GSP, the money he can make from that fight would be a great payday. Also, I just really want to see that fight. Brian Ebersole is flying under everybody’s radar but that guy is very dangerous IMO.

        • slacker says:

          I dunno man. GSP would look so weird at 155. I think he should go up and fight some higher ranked middleweights, even if he is doesn’t want to risk fighting Silva. Would love to see him fight Belfort or Sonnen.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          @Slacker

          I want to see him at MW but the “real” competition besides Silva is at 155. I’m not even sure if GSP has a chin. I mean anybody can be TKO’ed but I know his chin isn’t as durable as Diaz and the real hard hitters are in MW.

          Btw Brian Ebersole is the shit! Hairow (hair arrow) for life! Him and George Sotteropolis are the best fighters to come out of Australia.

  3. erickeown says:

    Johnny Hendricks or Ellenberger should get next shot, depending on if Jake beats Diego.

  4. fact says:

    Don’t be scared homie!

  5. fact says:

    Don’t be scared homie!!!

  6. Scotty says:

    Screw Koscheck! Jake Ellenberger if he beats Sanchez without any injuries and can get back into the gym fairly quick! He beats Sanchez that would be 6 in a row and his last 2 were against top contenders at 170.. Also not to mention he lost to Condit by split decision with only 10 days notice! I think it’s fair to give him Condit again if he beats Sanchez and give him a full camp to prepare to see what happens this time..

  7. Philippe says:

    Ellenberger makes the on the only sense for Condit ooor Rory Mcdonald rematch wouldn’t be so bad depending how he does at ufc 145

  8. James Toney says:

    GSP would be a good matchup

  9. Alex Daas says:

    I truly cannot stand what the Greg Jackson clan has done to MMA,,, First Condits manager was saying they weren’t interrested in a rematch and that they thought they won the fight decisively, then they say oh its a shame we cant fight Nick now because of his failed drug test… BULL**** ,,, I am finding it harder and harder to keep interest in this “fight” game when all the TRUE warriors are being pushed out the door while a guy who took PED’s gets to challenge the undisputed G.O.A.T. for the second time,,, Sonnen gets to say and do whatever whe wants but Nick gets the boot because he smoked some weed…?

  10. @DonGThaGenius says:

    F that he needs to wait for GSP where the biggest paycheck is waiting and not blow that chance

  11. James Troy says:

    didnt read the article, but from what i got from the title is, condit: still running from diaz.

  12. guamy says:

    exactly. stop running Carlos the fights over already.

  13. King Prodigy Levreau says:

    Where you at Mr. PENN? WAR DIAZ WAR!!! Bring back the fighting Hawaiian spirit…One love from the city of “NO” in central cali. Mr. Condit can’t handle your grappling! Truth is, I hope you are enjoying your retirement and life with your ohana.

  14. mma is my religion says:

    Condit better fight this time. No more bullshit or at least be honest before the fight. I know fighters have to hype up the fight but Carlos was acting like he was going to murder Diaz. This time around he needs to say the truth, he going to run around like a chicken with its head cut off.

  15. learntoread says:

    Of course they’re ready to move on, they didn’t really want the rematch in the first place.

    The only reason Carlos even accepted it was only because of the level of controversy and social media outbursts after the fight ended with MMA fans and his fellow fighters (peers) criticizing both the judges decision and Condit’s ‘performance’.

    I am sure Carlos and his camp are more than content with Diaz being suspended / out of the picture.

    Still not sure why the Condit fans who were bitching about the rematch are in any way excited to see Condit vs. Ellenburger, being that we’ve already seen that fight go down…it would be considered “a rematch” too fellas. Just sayin’

  16. krafty11 says:

    I think Condits camp found out about the drug test results and decided to “accept” a rematch. that way he could deflect some of the negativity towards him. Maybe they had some inside knowledge of the results before the press releases, and thought it would look good to accept a rematch, knowing it would never happen( at least not anytime soon). But that prob sounds like a conspiracy theory. lolz!!

    • learntoread says:

      It’s funny you bring this up, I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday.

      I don’t know about you guys, but I was reading rumors on the underground as early as Wednesday morning, (from dudes with solid sources), that Diaz had an issue with the NSAC concerning his post fight drug test (the speculation weed at the time being that steroids and such results take a lot longer to come back).

      Condit came out with his “I accept the rematch” confirmation the night before, on Tuesday February 7th, (Dana posted his tweet /confirmation around 9PM that night).

      We’re talking just a few hours difference here. Complete coincidence? Who’s to say. But it’s not all that wild to assume that Condit’s Camp or someone close to them have sources or had gotten word from the underground about Diaz’s commission issues (Christ, if I can find out that easily, they sure as heck have the ability).

  17. Chartmonster says:

    No one is stopping Carlos..we will see NBK v the Saint! I say put Hendricks v Ellenberger!

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