“It’s not ideal, because I have everything to lose, and he has everything to gain. The pool of contenders is a bit shallow. There’s not a whole lot of guys for me to fight. He’s a very tough guy, and just because I beat him before doesn’t mean anything. I’m going to have to be on my toes. I’m very motivated to fight him, and I’m looking forward to a very tough training camp.”
-WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit (23-4) talks to MMAWeekly about his likely upcoming rematch with Brock Larson.
Why this man hasn’t been added to the UFC roster instead of being relegated to it’s the JV organization that is the WEC, is anyone’s guess.
Condit is correct in stating that the WEC contender list is thin. It may be time for the UFC to blow up it’s plans for a competing league and just make the WEC a minor league to the big show and a way for more inexperienced fighters to gain experience as work their way toward UFC stardom.
Keeping a talented fighter like Condit in the organization and retreading his opponents doesn’t appear to make a whole lot of sense for him at this stage of his career when their are exciting fights for him at the next level of MMA competition.