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Carlos Condit Offered Super Bowl Saturday Bout With Josh Koscheck

Written by Tom Ngo
November 5th, 2011
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UFC Welterweight Carlos Condit

Per UFC president Dana White, the company has offered welterweight Carlos Condit (Pictured) a Super Bowl Saturday brawl against Josh Koscheck.

“Right now, Carlos wants to fight,” White stated at the UFC 138 post-fight press conference. “He wants to fight on the same card as GSP and Diaz, so we’ll see what happens. Koscheck has been offered [the fight],” White said.

“It could be with Koscheck. Condit wanted that fight.”

Condit was slated to challenge champ Georges St-Pierre for his crown last Saturday at UFC 137, but knee and hamstring injuries forced GSP out just 18 days before showtime. Their 170-pound scrap was expected to be rescheduled for early next year.

Condit was awarded the title shot after Nick Diaz blew his opportunity by ditching back-to-back “beauty pageants” to promote the pay-per-view broadcast.

Speaking of Mr. 209, Diaz leapfrogged back into a championship affair against St-Pierre after steamrolling BJ Penn last weekend. White claimed Condit was fine with the switcheroo as long as he was allowed to fight on the same card as St-Pierre and Diaz, which appears to be destined for February 4th.

Condit owns an impressive 27-5 record and is perfect through his last four scraps. “The Natural Born Killer” knocked out Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132 this past July.

Koscheck was last seen putting Matt Hughes down at UFC 135 in September. The victory marked Kos’ first fight since suffering a broken orbital bone in a UFC 124 loss to St-Pierre.

No word on whether the MGM Grand Garden Arena or Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the extravaganza.

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