Prior to UFC 143, Carlos Condit stated he was hellbent on ruining the most anticipated welterweight affair in mixed martial arts history by beating Nick Diaz and facing welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre himself.
Despite taking a unanimous decision victory to capture the interim welterweight crown, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) said he is open to arranging a rematch between Condit and Diaz while GSP’s surgically-repaired knee keeps him sidelined.
“I like guys staying active and fighting,” White expressed at the post-fight press conference. “As far as I know, Carlos came out of this fight with no injuries. He went a good five rounds, was in great shape. He could defend his interim title and then fight GSP because I don’t know how long GSP is going to be out.
“I think that if you really believe you are one of the best in the world, why would you not want to stay active?”
Well, because Condit would be risking the biggest payday of his 11-year career if he decides to defend his manufactured belt. However, if he rides the pine and waits for St-Pierre to return sometime this summer, “The Natural Born Killer” could cash in on a title unification bout that would be accompanied by a fat pay-per-view commission check.
If Condit were to face someone not named St-Pierre, White was bombarded on his Twitter account on who the perfect candidate would be.
“I was thinking it after the fight,” White said of Diaz vs. Condit 2. “I was like, ‘You know what? People are bitching. People think that was close or whatever. We can do that fight again before GSP comes back.’
“It depends on Carlos. Carlos has really got to say, and Nick’s got to say, ‘I want to fight him again,’ too.”