Due to Nick Diaz being withdrawn from his title fight, Carlos Condit suddenly finds himself thrust into the spotlight in the main event of UFC 137, finally getting the chance to fight for the belt against Georges St.Pierre.
For the 27 year-old former WEC welterweight champion this is the moment he’s been waiting his whole life for.
“I want this. I’ve been training for this my entire life. Every wrestling match, you know, every amateur boxing match I’ve ever done has been in preparation for this upcoming fight,” he says during a pre-fight interview with UFC.com.
There’s no doubt he’s come a long way, but at the same time there’s also no disputing the fact that he now faces the toughest challenge of his career if he’s to emerge with his hand raised on October 29th, with St.Pierre having been beaten just twice in almost a decade.
“Georges is very hard to gameplan against. He’s as dynamic and well-rounded as they come. He’s a very, very tough puzzle to solve.”
Condit is no pushover himself however, sporting a 27-5 career record and having lost just once in his last ten fights, with that being an extremely close split decision loss to Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut back in 2009.
“I’m hard to fight. No matter what position we’re in I make you very uncomfortable. I try to not only beat you down physically but break you mentally.”
That’s clearly been a recipe for success so far, with top welterweigh talents like Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dong Hyun Kim and Dan Hardy all falling victim to ‘The Natural Born Killer’ on his road to the title.
Now he’s ready to take the next step and believes that this is his time to shine and begin a new era in the 170lb division.
“I’m the best that I’ve ever been. I’m the most focused, I’m the most motivated that I’ve ever been in my entire career. I’m stepping into the cage and I’m coming to take his belt.”
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