UFC welterweight contender Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit improved his stock in the 170-pound division tremendously this past October when he knocked out tough British slugger Dan Hardy in the first round of their UFC 120 scrap. The win puts him at three in a row and brings his UFC record to 3-1. The recent Greg Jackson camp transplant spoke with MMAWeekly.com recently about where he feels he currently stands in the welterweight division.
Condit told media following his dominant victory over Hardy that he would be willing to fight teammate Georges St. Pierre were he ever to earn a title shot and the New Mexico native told MMAWeekly that he doesn’t think that day is too far off.
“I think I’m coming to that point,” Condit said of a title shot. “I feel like I’m ready.”
Though Condit feels he is technically ready for a title shot, he believes he needs to string together up to two more quality wins in order to earn that shot.
“I’ve got to put the wins together to get my place, and I think in one or two wins I should be there,” Condit assessed.
“The Natural Born Killer” (who told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani some time ago that he’s in the market for a new nickname) has been quick to give St. Pierre his well-deserved props and is not fooling himself as to how things could go in a fight with the welterweight kingpin. None of that will stop him from stepping up though, as he possesses a true fighter’s heart.
“I think no matter who I step in against there’s always doubt, there’s always the opportunity for them to knock you out cold and embarrass you, but you’ve just got to put that aside and put your best foot forward and go out there and fight your best fight no matter who it is,” Condit said.
The last WEC welterweight champion, Condit holds a professional record of 26-5, with twelve wins by TKO, thirteen by submission and one by decision. How do you think he would fare against “Rush?” Let us know in the comments section.