Life works in funny ways as evident in tomorrow night’s UFC 143 main event between welterweights Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. Both men were at one point scheduled to face champion Georges St. Pierre only to see the opportunity slip away for health-related reasons. Now Diaz-Condit will clash for an interim title and guaranteed crack at GSP once he recovers from recent knee surgery.
As is standard, the organization has released a detailed look at the camp’s and mindset of each man entering their Saturday scrap, as well as those related to fellow main card competitors Fabricio Werdum-Roy Nelson and Josh Koscheck-Mike Pierce, in a Countdown special attached to the event. The video has now been made available for public viewing in case fans weren’t able to catch it earlier this week on Fuel TV.
“I’m not the same guy as the other guys he’s been fighting,” Condit explained of Diaz in the episode. “I will defeat Nick Diaz. I will be the UFC welterweight champion.”
Diaz is then shown chuckling in response, saying, “It’s good to have that confidence/attitude for some people. It works for them.”
Enjoy the commercial-free version of Countdown to UFC 143 below: