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Carlos Condit Turned Down Fight With Jon Fitch And May Have Screwed Himself Out of a Title Shot Next Year


("Fitch in February for a shot at St-Pierre? Nah, I think I’ll wait for GSP clear out the division and move up to middleweight.")

Carlos Condit may have cost himself a huge opportunity.

The UFC welterweight reveals that he turned down a Super Bowl weekend fight with perennial number one contender Jon Fitch at UFC 126. Instead, Fitch will face Jake Ellenberger and the winner of the bout will wait patiently until the end of the year to face the winner of the winner of the Josh Koscheck-Georges St-Pierre UFC 124 showdown and a subsequent Jake Shields match-up in the spring.

Simply put, he’s giving up an opportunity to fight teammate Georges St-Pierre for the belt in late 2011.

Condit told MMAJunkie that the timing wasn’t right for the fight.

"It just didn’t work out as far as timing went," he told MMAjunkie. "I didn’t think I was going to be able to get a long enough camp in for Fitch for the time period that they were wanting me to fight."


By most standards, 13 weeks should be more than enough time for a full camp. Maybe Carlos doesn’t want to skip Christmas and New Year’s this year or maybe the daunting task of watching tape of Fitch without falling asleep was too much for him to bear. Whatever the reason, it’s likely that he tacked another year on to how long it will take him to fight for the title. By that time St-Pierre will likely be a middleweight and the division will be a lot more opened up, so maybe it’s a smart move for Condit.

Condit’s stock has been on a dramatic rise since he stopped Canadian wunderkind Rory MacDonald via TKO in the final seconds of their June at UFC 115 bout. Since then he knocked out former UFC number one contender Dan Hardy at UFC 120 last month.

It’s worth noting that Condit asked for the fight with Fitch in a recent interview, and in turning down the bout, he could be leapfrogged by Ellenberger in UFC welterweight contender status, despite the fact that he bested the Omaha, Nebraska native last year at UFN 19.

When asked about his thoughts on the fight, Condit predicts Fitch will win by points due to takedowns and three rounds of dry humping.

"I imagine it will go like Fitch’s fights go, usually," he said with a chuckle. "Ellenberger has a lot of power, and I don’t think Fitch is going to risk standing up with him for very long. So I imagine that he’s probably going to take [Ellenberger] down and outgrapple him. Fitch is a great fighter. I’m not taking anything away from him. I’m a fan. I just think he’s not really a finisher, and that’s his thing. But he’s one of the best fighters in the division either way.

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Gladheateher- November 4, 2010 at 3:55 am
RwilsonR Says:

@ just some dong - at WW, they really should create two separate paths to the title. One, where the boring win-a-decision-at-all-costs fighters sort out who is the best amongst them. The other group is the exciting finish-at-all-costs fighters. That way the boring ones don't derail the people who take chances to go for the win.

The winners of these two groups could alternate getting beat by GSP. The title challenger from the exciting group will get laid on for five rounds because they are too dangerous for GSP to take chances with, and then a few months later the winner of the boring category's title shot will get their ass handed to them in an exciting beat down from GSP, because he is too good for them to lay on top of him. That way we at least get a good mix of things.


WORD.
stopdrinkingpee- November 4, 2010 at 2:00 am
Condit-Lytle sounds good. So does Condit vs. Diego Sanchez.

And I don't care if Ellenberger beats Fitch by flying gogoplata, he hasn't earned a title shot yet. GSP vs. Ellenberger? They'd have to put that one on Spike, and they know it. This fight keeps Fitch busy and lets us see how Jake handles a top-tier opponent.
ghostboner- November 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm
Jon Fitch? No I said this shake is protein rich.

I mean, no, I said, look, I've drawn a sketch.

Errr, no I said, my dog can fetch.

Do you work in a salon, bitch?


masterlessfrivelbater- November 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Keep in mind also that Condit and GSP are now teammates at Jackson's...having said that, what good would a potential "title shot" do Condit if GSP were still holding the belt?
fatbellyfrank- November 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Almost, explosive Narcolepsy +1000, well played sir , well played
Clyde- November 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Rwilsonr is on top form today.

I agree Lytle Vs. Condit would be a greater fight than Fitch Vs. Anyone. But I'm not convinced that it's a number 1 contender's match. I'd want to see Condit beat a boring wrestler type before we waste our time with GSP Vs. Condit.
Smitty- November 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm
@RwilsonR
awesome
Almost North- November 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Yo, UFC guys, that click you hear after you call guys about fighting Fitch?

Thats not them hanging up, thats their head hitting the floor after an attack of explosive narcolepsy.
andoy162- November 3, 2010 at 2:07 pm
fitch is so boring i forgot that he fights for the ufc.
fitch loves winning by decision. can't finish most of his fightsZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
cecils_pupils- November 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm
... I said I likes me a sammich.
MoTropolis- November 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm
...this tight thong itch.
Kimbos Bread- November 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm
..., I said I wants to fight a strong bitch.
MoTropolis- November 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm
I didnt say I wanted to fight Jon Fitch, I said I wanted to find some pond fish.
El Famous Burrito- November 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm
I didn't say I wanted to fight Jon Fitch, I said I wanted to go to the park tonight to watch Ron pitch.
MoTropolis- November 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
"If you are going to lose a fight to dry humping and getting smothered, you're gonna want to lose that fight to the current champion not to the perennial next-in-line."

That sums it up perfectly. Even if that isnt the case, and he truly doesnt feel like he has the time necessary to prepare for the fight, at least he is addressing it beforehand and not using it as an excuse, should he take the fight and lose.
RwilsonR- November 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
@ just some dong - at WW, they really should create two separate paths to the title. One, where the boring win-a-decision-at-all-costs fighters sort out who is the best amongst them. The other group is the exciting finish-at-all-costs fighters. That way the boring ones don't derail the people who take chances to go for the win.

The winners of these two groups could alternate getting beat by GSP. The title challenger from the exciting group will get laid on for five rounds because they are too dangerous for GSP to take chances with, and then a few months later the winner of the boring category's title shot will get their ass handed to them in an exciting beat down from GSP, because he is too good for them to lay on top of him. That way we at least get a good mix of things.
steampunk22- November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Gomi and Guida is coming up too. Neither one of those guys is close enough for a title shot, but the winner is definitely in the mix...

...especially if Gomi wins.

Condit/Lytle would be a good fight for sure. Florian/Dunham isn't official yet I don't think, just verbal agreement, but the whole lightweight division is headed for a traffic jam at the top with Dana slowing the roll of decision artists like Fitch.

Going to be interesting. Lots of good fights coming up.
Morningwood- November 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm
other then his girly titties. I like Condit. I don't think he'd beat GSP. But, I'd much rather see that fight then a fitch fight. I'm a wrestler and I still think fitch is boring. I wish someone could figure out how to beat him since it's no secret on what he's going to do.
PortlandMMA- November 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm
@ rwilson

Everyone should be on Lytle's nuts. Condit and Lytle would be a bad ass fight no matter where it went.
Kimbos Bread- November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Meh. No sleep lost here.

BTW Shane Carwin is done his surgery and is recovering well.
Merlin- November 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Condit is a smart fighter and Fitch would grind even Cain to a decision so I for one, buy it.
just some dong- November 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm
So say that "real" fighters who go out and try to finish fights (Condit) become adamant about turning down fights against decision-artists (Fitch) - everything might sort itself out naturally. Guys like Fitch would be stuck fighting other "decision artists," and pretty soon they'd be forced to evolve because no one wants to pay $ to watch those kinds of fights.

Crusader86- November 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm
@RwilsonR
Condit and Lytle would be a pretty sweet fight. I'd be down for that. I don't really blame Condit for not taking the fight.

"If you are going to lose a fight to dry humping and getting smothered, you're gonna want to lose that fight to the current champion not to the perennial next-in-line. "

Couldn't have said it better.
rearnakedchickenchoke- November 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Meh, I think Condit can beat anyone and be next in line after Shields. It's gonna be mid 2011 til that shot rolls around anyway.

I don't think Fitch will get the shot until he gets an impressive win, which he may have forgotten how to do.
RwilsonR- November 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm
I know I seem to be on Chris Lytle's nuts lately, but have Condit fight Lytle. That will not be a boring fight, and while it wouldn't make the winner an immediate title challenger, it could certainly put them one fight away.
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