Former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit knows that Tyron Woodley is a very dangerous opponent.
The two will square off next month at UFC 171 on a card that will also feature Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks meeting for the vacant UFC title.
With all that happening in Dallas, it’s no wonder Condit is focusing as much as he can on Woodley first, and a future title shot second.
After defeating Nick Diaz to become the interim champion, the 29-year-old lost to Georges St-Pierre in 2012 in a title unification match. A few months later, he was topped by Hendricks via decision.
“Obviously first thing is first and I have to take care of this business with Woodley,” Condit told Bleacher Report recently. “But I’m absolutely trying to get another title shot. I’m trying to get the belt around my waist.”
The former WEC champion righted his own personal ship last August with a TKO victory over Martin Kampmann. With GSP gone, the division remains up for grabs.
“The opportunities are short-lived sometimes and Woodley is standing between me and getting the title back,” he said. “He’s standing between me and some of those big-money fights.
“He’s standing between me and some of my goals and dreams.”