Carlos Condit: “The fact that I’m kind of being looked past, it puts a little bit of a fire under my ass.”

With all the talk about a potential meeting between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and middleweight king Anderson Silva, it’s apparently been easy for some folks to forget GSP has to get by interim title-holder Carlos Condit at UFC 154 for Silva to even be a relevant option. And, considering Condit is 28-5 with 26 stoppages and wins over a number of notable opponents, beating the “Natural Born Killer” is much easier said than done.

However, Condit doesn’t seem to mind the notion that a lot of fans are overlooking him. In fact, he relishes it.

“I love kind of being the spoiler. I was the spoiler in the Nick Diaz/Georges St-Pierre scenario. Now I get to play that role again,” said Condit in an interview with The MMA Hour. “It doesn’t bug me, if anything it motivates me. The fact that I’m kind of being looked past, it puts a little bit of a fire under my ass.”

The talented 170-pounders are set for a showdown on November 17 in Montreal. Condit will enter the evening on a five-fight winning streak including success against Diaz, Dong Hyun Kim, Jake Ellenberger, and Rory MacDonald.

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