During Saturday night’s UFC 143 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White made it clear that though many fans would not agree, he saw the fight in favor of Carlos Condit. With the champ Georges St-Pierre now eying a Nov. return, White has left the possibility of a rematch between the two on the table.
“I know (Georges. St. Pierre) wanted that Diaz fight bad, but it’s not going to be Diaz so he better get angry with Carlos Condit or focus on Carlos Condit or whatever he needs to do. Carlos Condit won this fight. No matter how much Georges and Nick hate each other, Carlos Condit won, and I think the fans are mad at the way Carlos Condit fought. Too f*cking bad. He came in with a game plan and stuck to it and won. You know what’s funny man, is that when he said that, I was thinking the same thing. It’s crazy, but. I was thinking it after the fight. You know, people are bitching and thinking it was close or whatever, we can do that fight again before GSP comes back. It depends on Carlos too, he’s really gotta say, and Nick’s gotta say I want to fight him again too.”
The complications of how a rematch would work have not been made clear. Should Diaz win, it is assumed he will then get the title shot instead; though the two would be one and one. Also we heard Diaz announce his retirement during his prime, which may or may not be out of the heat of disappointment of losing a decision. Either way, if it is called for by the fans, White will likely make happen.