Condit camp says no to Diaz rematch
When Carlos Condit won the welterweight interim title against Nick Diaz this past Saturday, it was a major upset to many including current welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.
UFC President Dana White stated that he was open to an immediate rematch with the two fighters, but he made sure to let everyone know that it was up to Condit and Diaz if they wanted it.
Condit’s manager Malki Kawa is now saying that they aren’t really interested in a rematch at this point.
“At this point, [a rematch] is not something we’re looking to do,” Kawa said. “We’re looking for Georges. People forget, Carlos waited a long time to get this fight. He was moved around, and shuffled around between fights. He won the fight. It doesn’t interest us at all. I think clearly and decisively, he won the fight. Even Dana scored it for him. All of the opinions that matter scored Carlos as winner.”
“(Condit) picked apart a very formidable fighter. Two judges saw it four rounds to one, and one saw it three to two. The fact that he didn’t stand and bang with him? I’m sorry, not every fighter has to do that. He did what he had to do, and that goes to show me that this guy is mature, he’s fighting fights that are smart.
“People are like, ‘Oh, Carlos is not a finisher,. The guy threw how many spinning elbows? How many spinning back fists? He threw a flying knee. He tried to finish Nick Diaz when the time and the opening was there. I can’t find a flaw in his performance.”
“Carlos is a fighter. At the end of the day, this is not a guy who wants to sit around and wait. He wants to fight. You never know. Right now, the idea is that we want Georges St-Pierre. The goal is to fight Georges St-Pierre. He wants to be the best in the world, so that’s the fight that interests us at this moment.”
“The fans disagree [with the decision] because they got hyped up to see Nick & Georges fight each other. Well, let them fight each other. We’ve moved on.”
*Source: MMA Fighting