After the Condit / Diaz fight on Saturday night, Dana White teased us with a quote where he said Condit / Diaz 2 could happen immediately, but both guys would ‘really have to want that fight.’ Between Nick ‘retiring’ and Carlos not being stupid, that didn’t seem very likely. Add in all the chatter from everyone and I had an immediate rematch on par with a snowball’s chances in hell.
Just spoke to @lorenzofertitta. He said @CarlosCondit has definitely earned title shot/right to wait for GSP. No rematch. @lorenzofertitta told me GSP was upset and wanted him to make rematch but he said, “I can’t do that to Carlos.”
“At this point, [a rematch] is not something we’re looking to do,” he said. “We’re looking for Georges. People forget, Carlos waited a long time to get this fight. He was moved around, and shuffled around between fights. He won the fight. It doesn’t interest us at all. I think clearly and decisively, he won the fight. Even [UFC president] Dana [White] scored it for him. All of the opinions that matter scored Carlos as winner.”
“I’d give Nick Diaz a rematch. Just maybe not right away.”
And now the only evidence you need that a rematch is indeed going to happen: Dana White’s twitter.
the rumor is true. Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming on Friday not thur.
With that, we are apparently getting Condit / Diaz 2. This is the second time the UFC has called Carlos Condit up and asked him to do something incredibly stupid for them. The first time is when they asked him to step aside so Nick Diaz and GSP could fight. Now they’re asking him to step up again … in the hopes that Nick Diaz and GSP can still fight. I’m one of those people who thought Diaz won rounds 1, 2, and 5, but I don’t know about this. What’s the point of #1 contender fights if they get redone whenever ‘the wrong guy’ wins?
There are a lot of reasons this fight makes sense though. The entire world is split down the middle between fighters as to who really won. Stats point to Condit edging Diaz on strikes, but as Hitler would say “Diaz doesn’t give a sh*t about pussy ass kicks!” Georges ain’t doing nothing til November and it’s not like there’s another welterweight contender out there looking super-sayan that Condit just has to fight.
So … are you excited about Condit / Diaz 2? Or are you looking forward to Condit / Diaz 3, 4, or maybe 5? However many til the UFC gets the results they want.