Dana White’s Twitter page was the place to be on Tuesday night. The UFC president announced freshly-minted interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit has agreed to grant Nick Diaz (Pictured) an immediate rematch following Saturday’s highly controversial battle.
“The rumor is true. Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming [to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with me] on Friday not thur,” White tweeted.
Despite being awarded with a (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) unanimous decision victory over Diaz at UFC 143, many believed Condit should have lost the championship bout because Diaz seemed to be the more aggressive fighter and won the ever-ambiguous “Octagon control” aspect of their 25-minute affair.
Although Diaz appeared to play the role of hunter more than hunted, “The Natural Born Killer” bob and weaved his way to connecting on more significant strikes (151 to 105) and total strikes (159 to 117) landed during their tango.
Each of the five rounds were very difficult to call, with most of the frames capable of going in either direction. Diaz was so baffled by the loss that the 28-year-old threatened to retire from the sport after hearing the unfavorable verdict.
However, White claimed on Twitter that Diaz asked that night for another shot at Condit. He also said Condit was the one that wanted to arrange the rematch, perhaps in an attempt to solidify his supremacy over Mr. 209.
White did not mention when ‘Diaz vs. Condit 2’ would take place.