To say Carlos Condit was ecstatic when he got the call to switch places with a media-reluctant Nick Diaz against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be an understatement. As he puts it, Condit has been working his entire life for a shot at UFC gold and cannot wait to step into the cage to test himself against a very difficult and dominant opponent in Georges St-Pierre.
“Georges is very hard to game plan against,” Condit says. “He is as well-rounded and dynamic as they come. He is a very, very tough puzzle to solve.”
Though St-Pierre has shown a proficiency for taking opponents down and dictating where the fight occurs, Condit believes he has the ability to fight the champion from any position.
“I’m hard to fight. No matter what position we’re in, I’m making you uncomfortable,” he warns. “I try to not only beat you down physically, but break you mentally.”
At the end of the day, The Natural Born Killer doesn’t feel as though he could be any more well-prepared or motivated for this challenge and will have only one goal in mind when it comes to fighting St-Pierre: put him away and win the belt.
“I’m the best that I’ve ever been,” he says. “I’m the most focused, the most motivated that I’ve ever been in my entire career. I’m stepping in the cage and I’m coming to take his belt.”
Condit and St-Pierre will face off in the main event of UFC 137, which takes place on October 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.