This past Saturday night, UFC welterweight Carlos Condit did what no opponent had more than four years by taking down Nick Diaz. However, the performance left a lot to be desired based on the 27-year old’s inability to do any significant damage to the Stocktonian, instead opting to pick him apart from the outside while constantly moving laterally/backwards.
After the fight the newly crowned interim champ admitted he even knows he has room to grow, especially if hoping to take out an opponent the caliber of Georges St. Pierre.
“I’ve got a lot of work to do and a lot more improvement to be made,” said Condit to UFC cameras a few moments after his victory at UFC 143. “Georges is a true champion and he’s the best in the world.”
As far as his fight with Diaz, Condit appeared pleased with the outing even if it wasn’t necessarily a dominant win.
“This is just another step towards my ultimate goal of being among the best Mixed Martial Artists in the world. He was talking, I was landing punches. I think I was winning. No matter how much he talked, I was hitting him hard, I was hitting him solid, and that’s what I came here to do. I didn’t come to talk.”
Condit’s immediate future remains cloudy, as it’s possible he could be asked to fight Diaz again in a rematch while St. Pierre heals from a knee injury, face a different opponent like Johny Hendricks/Jake Ellenberger, or wait until November when GSP is expected to return.
Check out the full interview below:
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