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UFC NEWS – “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” PRIMETIME Airs Tonight Following UFC on FX 1


The UFC and FX TV are debuting “Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit” tonight following the UFC on FX 1 broadcast.

The first of three installments, the UFC “Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit” special takes you inside both camps in anticipation for their UFC 143 welterweight title fight.

Airing tonight at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT, the show will be available for replays on FUEL TV in the coming days. (Check your local listings)

Parts two and three of the series will air in the same timeslot on January 27th and February 3.

UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 4th. Nick Diaz will face Carlos Condit for the UFC’s interim welterweight title live on pay-per-view.

GSP vs. Condit was originally scheduled for the event until a brash Diaz got into the head of GSP with a variety of insults which eventually prompted the champion to request to face the Stockton fighter, Nick Diaz, as soon as possible in the place of Condit.

Condit was than scheduled to face off with Josh Koscheck and Diaz with GSP in February’s main and co-main UFC 143 featured bouts. However, in this circle of top welterweights nothing ever seems to go as planned.

With the announcement that welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was injured and out for 10 months Condit was then put in position to face off with Diaz in the main event of UFC 143 for the UFC’s interim welterweight title.

For this first time since Shane Carwin beat Frank Mir at UFC 111 in 2010, the organization is set to put in place an interim title in the champions extended absence. The bout will serve as the first interim title bout in nearly two years.

The current UFC 143 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (for interim welterweight title)
Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX)
Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier
Jorge Lopez vs. Matt Riddle
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
Justin Edwards vs. Stephen Thompson

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20 Comments to UFC NEWS – “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” PRIMETIME Airs Tonight Following UFC on FX 1

  1. JMad says:

    MY PICKS
    Nick Diaz (FOTN)
    Roy Nelson
    Josh Koscheck
    Scott Jorgensen
    Dustin Poirier.
    not picking the others because I’m not so sure about them.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      We have almost the same picks only I don’t think Scott is going to win against Renan “Jaws” Barao. He is a really tall and I think he got a KO against his last opponent. Scott might be too small to handle him. But I’m rooting for Scott because all of his fights are entertaining.

      Good Job picking Roy Nelson! Werdum is going to get his ass kicked.

      I also got Ed Herman winning his fight.

    • dude says:

      Nelson over Werdum?! that’s nonsense

      • slacker says:

        I think Nelson has this pretty handily on the feet. As usual, Werdum has a chance if it goes to the ground.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          All nelson needs is better cardio. He has good boxing, a good ground game and probably the best chin in the division next to Cigano. I wouldn’t be surprised if Werdum was coming in as the underdog.

        • slacker says:

          Yeah, I agree. Just some cardio. He is real good on the ground and feet, but his strikes start to get loose and lose their crispness as his cardio starts to go. Hopefully, he doesn’t lose too much power with the weight reduction.

  2. Mike Diaz says:

    That lil boy condit is way over his head. He can’t sit at the grown folk table yet, who has he fought in the top 5 at WW? Sure it can all end with one punch but it’s not your time Carlos Condum Condit! Diaz Bros…..TEAM PENN!!!!!!!

    • Mo says:

      Nice logic, but who was Nick beat other than BJ Penn and those chumps at strikeforce? Carlos has beaten Dan Hardy right after he fought for the belt, and other worthy fighters like Ellenberger, MacDonald and Dong Hyun Kim.

    • i like you and everything but your nuts bruh. Who has Nick fought at WW? BJ Penn who gassed and had retirement on his mind. Nick has pretty much no wins besides that. Hes a grade A can crusher. Condit has wins over Kim, Ellenberger, and Rory Mac who would ALL beat Nick. Get your facts straight homie.

    • Team penn? More like team diaz! Bet u Bj got Condit FTW..it’s going to be war, but Condit got the POWER!

    • Donnybrook says:

      What the hell are you talking about… Condit’s fought tougher competition than Diaz the last couple of years, he’s been at the grown folk table (UFC) longer than Diaz (excluding Nicks previous UFC experience)… Nicks been kickin cans the last few years.

  3. nep says:

    You picked Roy nelson I am a fan of his hopefully he can pull off the win but werdum is a beast also would like to see kos TKO’Djust tohumble him a little bit he is an awesome fighter but getting really cocky

  4. Respect Diaz for his dedication and hard work towards training, but Condit is a natural born killer. I smell a TKO win for Condit!

  5. Ahmed says:

    The NEW INTERIM WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD CARLOS CONDIT” via KO in the 2nd round

  6. slacker says:

    Condit has fought guys who bring the same amount of pace, but with even more skills and power than Nick Diaz, such as Ellenberger and MacDonald named above. Those guys are very skilled strikers and wrestlers, but still he found a way to break them down and brutalize them by the 3rd round. Condit is gonna do the same to Nick, although it might take him another round.

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