If Carlos Condit has his way he’ll be fighting UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre on November 17 at UFC 154. However, Condit can’t change the cards fate deals him, and with GSP currently recovering from major reconstructive knee surgery it’s possible the popular French-Canadian’s return could be delayed for health-related reasons.
If that’s the case Condit has another opponent in mind – Martin Kampmann. The 20-5 Kampmann holds a decision victory over the “Natural Born Killer” and is currently on a three-fight winning streak including a recently knockout of Jake Ellenberger.
“He was my first loss in the UFC, my only loss…my only loss in the last six years or so. Not taking anything away from Johny Hendricks. He’s obviously a top contender, had some great wins recently, but it’s a more compelling fight. It’s a fight I would be absolutely motivated for if Georges isn’t ready,” said Condit to the Fuel TV cameras during an interview at UFC on FX 3.
Condit also had a message for those who have belittled him as a fighter simply because he’s shown a willingness to wait for St-Pierre to heal instead of face an opponent in the interim and possibly lose his title-shot.
“I don’t make the matches,” a defensive Condit replied on the topic. “If the UFC wanted me to fight somebody else, they’re the boss. They can ask me to fight and I’d be up for it. They want me to fight Georges St-Pierre and that’s who I want to fight as well so that’s what I’m gonna go with.”
Currently Condit will have to wait to find out who his opponent will actually be though St-Pierre’s knee is said to be healing as expected and his rehabilitation is running smoothly.
Check out the complete interview with Condit below:
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