During last Saturday’s UFC 138 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White started off hinting at a new welterweight matchup on the horizon.
You could tell by his demeanor that he wasn’t 100% confident with the announcement but the media in attendance got him to confirm that they are working on scheduling a welterweight clash between Josh Koscheck and Carlos Condit.
Bout agreements have been distributed and Koscheck is good to go, the only missing link to the puzzle is a Condit signature and White assured the media that this is the fight that Condit wants, so the execution of contracts should just be a formality.
“Right now, Carlos Condit wants to fight. He wants to fight on the same card as GSP and Diaz, so we’ll see what happens. Koscheck has been offered,” said White.
“It could be with Koscheck. Condit wanted that fight,” he continued.
UFC 143 is expected to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend. Georges St. Pierre will be the headliner against his newest title challenger Nick Diaz.
Condit has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late. The welterweight contender was first up for a fight against BJ Penn at UFC 137 until he was pulled into the main event for a shot at the UFC’s welterweight title. GSP was forced off the card and Condit was promised his spot held for title contention. That promise was broken and GSP now faces Diaz.
Koscheck offered to face Condit as a fill-in for GSP at UFC 137 on less than two weeks notice. At the time, Condit thought it would be wise to deny the offer for his chance at a postponed title shot, but it is Koscheck who gets the last laugh and after a successful campaign through twitter books the match up he wants except this time he will have a full training camp to prepare.
UFC 143 has not yet been made official by the UFC so stay tuned as this officially unofficial card gets put together.
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