In addition to donning the UFC interim welterweight title around his waist, Carlos Condit is now also sporting a large target on his back. Condit ruined Jake Ellenberger’s (Pictured) big league debut in September of 2009 and “The Juggernaut” would love nothing more than to avenge the controversial loss.
“I was very excited by last week’s Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit fight,” Ellenberger stated during Monday’s media workouts. “Obviously, I have history with Carlos and I would love to get this win back off him. The last one was a split decision and I know I am a little faster and a lot smarter than I was two years ago.
“I respect him because he didn’t have an easy path to the belt, like me, and to fight him again would be an honor.”
However, first things first for Ellenberger. The skyrocketing 170-pounder faces a tough task in Diego Sanchez tomorrow night in the UFC’s debut on FUEL TV. With the biggest win of his young career in his rear-view mirror, the 26-year-old is ready to take another step towards achieving his dream by beating “The Dream.”
“The Jake Shields fight was a great win, but you need to look at it one fight at a time,” Ellenberger expressed. “Sanchez is a completely different type of fight for me. I’ve really put in the work, I have been around the sport a long time and the hard work and traveling the hard road is really paying off.
“This is a big opportunity for me. I’m looking one fight at a time until I get the title shot. I’m not thinking much past Wednesday, but my goal has always been a world title.”
The welterweights collide inside CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. FUEL TV broadcasts the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.