Carlos Condit Stepped Aside or Georges St-Pierre Shoved Him to the Side?

Written by Tom Ngo
October 30th, 2011

UFC Welterweight Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit (Pictured) cried after UFC president Dana White notified him he would be the next to challenge welterweight king Georges St-Pierre for his crown. After UFC 137 on Saturday, GSP made Condit shed some different tears after Nick Diaz unexpectedly leapfrogged him to reclaim his top contender spot.

Although White stated at last night’s post-fight press conference that Condit willingly bowed out to allow Diaz to get next dibs, Condit’s manager claims GSP made the call long before his client was given the opportunity to object.

“@CarlosCondit didn’t just step aside. Gsp is choosing to fight nick,” Malki Kawa tweeted. “last I checked “carlos is the harder fight.” So I guess now he’ll fight nick. Wasn’t our choice and def not happy about it, BUT It is what it is, and we’ll figure some things out. In the mean time.

“I’m sure @danawhite Is going to make it worth his while.”

White professed just three days ago that Condit’s next in line status was secure regardless of what Diaz did against BJ Penn at UFC 137. Well, it appears whatever St-Pierre wants, St-Pierre gets, homie.

He and Condit were scheduled to headline UFC 137, but GSP suffered knee and hamstring injuries 18 days before showtime. However, Condit was awarded the title shot after Diaz blew his opportunity by ditching back-to-back “beauty pageants” to promote the pay-per-view broadcast.

The biggest welterweight scrap in MMA history is slated to go down Super Bowl Saturday. Condit has requested to compete against a yet-to-be determined opponent on the same February 4th fight card. With a win, Condit will challenge the champion for their hardware. If he loses, White flatly stated, “It will suck for him.”

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