Nick Diaz will be fighting Carlos Condit, a man nicknamed “The Natural Born Killer” for a reason, this Saturday night in the main event of UFC 143 for the UFC interim welterweight title. Still, despite Condit’s proven dangerousness, the UFC has been pre-marketing the possible GSP-Diaz bout almost as heavily as they have Diaz-Condit, as if Diaz defeating the Greg Jackson team member is nothing more than an afterthought.
Even Diaz is calling BS on that.
“It makes me sick,” Diaz said at today’s UFC 143 pre-fight presser of Condit being widely overlooked. “This is Carlos’ time to be here and be a part of this main event. Half of this show was built up around me fighting Georges St-Pierre. But, I’m fighting Carlos Condit. I don’t like it.”
To the Pride of Stockton, Condit represents a more threatening opposition than does the champion, as he’s a fighter who goes for the kill and not just the win.
“I think he’s more of a dangerous fighter,” he said of Condit. “You’re more in danger of losing a decision to Georges St-Pierre. I think you’re more in danger of losing your teeth if you’re fighting Condit here.”
Diaz and Condit will meet at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for their interim championship tilt. FightLine will be back on the night with our live, ongoing coverage of the event.