Following the news of Georges St-Pierre’s knee injury, removing him from the UFC 137 headline against Carlos Condit, Josh Koscheck was quick to offer himself as a late replacement once again as he had recently for Diego Sanchez against Matt Hughes. However Condit says thanks, but no thanks.

Condit will now wait for the champ to heal and challenge him in the coming months as the knee injury is not expected to require a lofty layoff. Here is the official statement given by Condit, through his management.

“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business. As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative, that come my way during training and the actual fight. Georges is a great competitor and I know that he will want to return to 100 percent health as soon as possible so that this fight can be rescheduled.

This is the best training camp I have ever had, and I look forward to carrying over the growth that I’ve experienced in this camp to my next one. I have trained for over a decade in mixed martial arts with the clear goal of becoming the best fighter in the world at my weight class. I have worked this long to become the UFC Welterweight Champion.¬† I will work a little longer.”