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Carlos Condit would gladly face Anderson Silva if offered the opportunity

There has been a ton of talk surrounding a super-fight between pound-for-pound studs Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre over the past few months leading up to GSP’s fight this weekend with Carlos Condit. If St-Pierre defeats Condit, the UFC appears poised to push hard for a showdown with Silva with Dana White even going so far as to announce a potential date for the pairing.

However, Condit isn’t out to be a stepping stone at UFC 154 and has designs of his own when the cage door closes.

“I love Anderson Silva. Anderson’s gonna watch ME fight? That’s awesome,” said Condit in an interview with MMAFighting when asked about Silva being in attendance for his fight with St-Pierre. “But I’m gonna spoil the party. I’m gonna mess with the plans.”

If Condit gets by St-Pierre, as he obviously expects to, he admitted he’s open to the idea of taking his counterpart’s spot and battling the Brazilian.

“I would like to fight Anderson. He’s one of the best in the world,” explained Condit, adding, “But there’s also a long line of welterweight contenders lined up to fight me.”

In fact, one of those potential challengers is likely to emerge at UFC 154 in a bout between Johny Hendricks-Martin Kampmann. As such, with matters out of his control, the “Natural Born Killer” is simply focused on doing his best to beat St-Pierre and laying claim to the welterweight championship.

“I just need to go out there and put on a good fight – fight to the best of my ability. In my last fight I think I exhibited some really good skills, a great gameplan. Some people liked it, some people didn’t. I come in to entertain, yes, but also to win the fight,” concluded Condit.


  • Screenplaya says:

    I can’t see such a fight happening. Even if Condit wins, it is unlikely Condit will reach the name recognition required to make Silva want the matchup. Even if Condit wins, there will likely be a lot of questions regarding ring-rust, etc, so it is more likely there will be a GSP/Condit rematch.

    I hope GSP wins, and immediately announces he is moving up to 185. So much talent exists in the UFC at 170. It would be fun to see how that division looks without GSP there outclassing a group of A class fighters.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    First thing pulling for my fellow Canadian all the way.
    The WW div has been semi stalled for 18 months with GSP out. Condit wouldn’t fight anyone till the champ came back. So between then we seen contenders come and go but all of them have been waiting and waiting. GSP says he’s not ready for and mega fight and I believe him. Shit the man has a serious fight coming up against a for reel threat. Condit is no joke. That’s enough pressure as it is let alone Uncle Dana, Anderson and almost everyone who is bored with MMA right now. Trying to rush GSP into something he doesn’t want to do won’t make him do it. Trust me as modest as he is he’s still in it for himself as a professional and his legacy as a warrior. He also has some unfinished business in the back of his head with Diaz as well. There is too much for him to do still at WW before he even thinks of moving up. Personally I think he will lose against Anderson anyways. Bones vs The Spider. That’s the one I want to see. As for Condit fighting Anderson don’t want to see that one. I just want to see the WW division to get interesting again.


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