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Lytle vs. Condit in the Works for UFC 126

(He may be a nice guy who doesn’t mean-mug, but Lytle’s no slouch.)

Chris Lytle (30-17-5) could take a dramatic jump up the UFC’s 170-pound ladder if he gets past his next rumored opponent.

According, to the Indianapolis fighter could take on welterweight contender Carlos Condit (26-5) February 5 at UFC 126, which is surprising, considering that the Albuquerque, NM fighter turned down a fight with Jon Fitch on the same card because he felt he didn’t have enough time to prepare for the fight.

Reps from Lytle’s camp informed us this afternoon that they have yet to be contacted by the UFC, but they aren’t completely surprised that the fight is being considered as they requested the bout after Condit mentioned earlier this week that he would love to face "Lights Out."

When you think about it, Carlos has much more to lose by taking a fight with Lytle over one with Fitch, so he may regret the decision after February 5.

Losing to Fitch, who has been the UFC’s perennial number one welterweight contender wouldn’t really change his standing and would simply mean that Condit would have to win a few more fights against top-five opponents to earn a shot at the title.

Losing to the Indiana Firefighter would drop Condit down a few more pegs on the division’s contender leader board, putting him behind a glut of fighters who have garnered consideration for a title shot and would exponentially propel Lytle into top four title contention, given Carlos’ recent win over former number one contender Dan Hardy.

Other than by cuts, Lytle has never been finished, so hopefully for his sake Carlos isn’t taking Lytle lightly, because the end results could have a major impact on his rising career.

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jamesmedley- September 30, 2011 at 2:03 am
(He may well be a enjoyable guy who does not necessarily mean-mug, but Lytle's no slouch.)Chris Lytle (30-17-5) usually takes a dramatic begin the UFC's 170-pound ladder if he'll work through his next rumored opponent. According, for the Indiana fighter usually takes on welterweight contender Carlos Condit (26-5) February 5 at UFC 126, that's surprising, taking into consideration the Albuquerque, NM fighter switched lower a fight with Jon Fitch on one card as they felt he was lacking sufficient time to arrange for your fight. Reps from Lytle's camping informed us this mid-day they haven't been contacted with the November 4, 2010
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fatbellyfrank- November 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm
RwilsonR, bringing the fights the fans want to see!!!!!!. Go Buddy
Clyde- November 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm
Now let's see if we can continue this rumour mill thing we've got going on and see what great matchups we can get thrown together. I for one would love to see Joe Warren Vs. Jose Aldo

RwilsonR; please work your magic sir.
RwilsonR- November 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm
@ cecils - I am a bit taller, but it would be a fun job. I'm just assuming Joe Silva is a lurker here. Dana White may hate us, but Joe Silva loves CP!

No word yet on how Lorenzo Fertitta feels about us. My guess is that in his heart of hearts, he probably appreciated seeing those Arianny pics as much as any of us.
scrapsallday- November 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm
this is going to be a great fight
condit should be able to pick lytle apart but i wouldnt count him out.
lytles bringing the shit latly and hes going to impress win or lose he always does.
i like both these guys in the title picture so i kinda wish they would put lytle agaist a guy like tiago comin off a loss and i think it would be great to see condit vs hughes. but at the same this fight should be awsome
cecils_pupils- November 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm
RwilsonR is actually UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. He uses CP and other forums to see what the fans are thinking before he inks a deal.

This fight is a win for all MMA fans - fuckin' baller... hollllller!
Gener- November 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm
No offense, but Condit is more than a little bigger. Condit should be fighting a Diego or a Diaz next.

Lytle should get Dan Hardy. That would be a little bigger.
LOKI- November 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Lytle has better hands, better jitz, a better chin, ol'man strength and is less of a douche. Hope he causes the first octagon related prison rape of grumpy-face and gets a finish because officials love Condit for some reason.
Crusader86- November 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm
He's won 4 straight now, i see no problem with him getting someone a little bigger.
liberalizm- November 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm
I'm surprised Condit turned the Fitch fight down. He always struck me as the "take on all-comers," type of fighter. Say what you will about Fitch's style, but he'll fight anyone he doesn't train with (I agree that's an absurd stance for a participant in an individual sport.) Fitch is the #2 ww in the world for a reason, he has one loss to the best in the division in 8 years.
Gener- November 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Chris Lytle??????!!!!! Nothing to gain here in terms of title contention for Condit. Way more to lose if the unlikely happens. I mean, shit, Chris Lytle rocks, but come on... he's a Spike Broadcast Co-Main Event at best.

steampunk22- November 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm
Yeah we all hashed this one out in that Ellenberger/Fitch post. Good to see Condit got this matchup. Tough fight no doubt, but better than getting Fitch'd out of a title shot.
RwilsonR- November 4, 2010 at 11:56 am
Awesome! I was just hoping for this fight the other day...what a great fucking fight!!!

Let Shields and Fitch, and some other wrestlers sort out the boring side of the division. This one should be good wherever the fight goes.
mahlbawlz- November 4, 2010 at 11:53 am
winner is one fight away from the title. i like this matchup. both great guys. something funny.
fACE7biter- November 4, 2010 at 11:52 am
Who the hell could blame him for not wanting to fight Fitch? Its a lose lose situation. He'll most likely be smothered en route to a decision. Its one thing to lose, its another to lose in a fight thats boring as fuck. Atleast with Lytle, he has a chance to put on an exciting fight with a guy who won't be so defensive. Even i fhe loses, he'll be remembered fondly if he puts on a gutsy performance, not to mention the possible FOTN Bonuses. Condit definitely made the right decision here.
ReDx- November 4, 2010 at 11:38 am
I never knew Sigourney Weaver cornered Condit.
CungwantsCookies- November 4, 2010 at 11:09 am
carlos might be angling for the extra payday that a brawl with perennial bonus winner lytle would likely bring.

neither one of them ever takes a round off. this one might end up being rock em sock em robots for 15 minutes.
Crusader86- November 4, 2010 at 10:50 am
Awesome. I totally fucking down for this. Lytle is the man. I like this a lot more than Fitch vs Anyone.
Spartacus81- November 4, 2010 at 10:48 am
Condit turned down a fight with fitch because he knows he will fall victim to Fitch's lay and pray.A fight with Lytle makes much more sense for Condit not an easy win but most defiantly a win for Carlos. Lytle will get knocked out in the first round no doubt.
macreadysshack- November 4, 2010 at 10:46 am
. . . Hide your gorilla and run for your life?
macreadysshack- November 4, 2010 at 10:43 am
I like it when these guys don't always just do the least risky thing for their careers. This will undoubtedly be a badass fight and that's what I want to see. If Condit drops this one, I think (hope) the fans and UFC brass will look past the 'L' and not drop Condit too much, but go ahead and elevate Lytle. I always like to see him fight. Lytle/GSP would probably be a hell of a lot more interesting to me than KOS/GSP II.
Sakuraba3900- November 4, 2010 at 10:34 am
Is that condits mom in his corner?
Merlin- November 4, 2010 at 10:32 am
I just got post morning wood.

Better Hide your Kids, Hide your Wife ...
El Famous Burrito- November 4, 2010 at 10:26 am
I think Lytle is tougher to gameplan for. He has more tools, whereas you know exaclty what Fitch is going to do.
MoonBelly- November 4, 2010 at 10:24 am
Should be a barn burner.

And let's face it, Carlos turned down Fitch because he's a bad matchup. A fight with Lytle makes sense because he's on a win streak and won't hump him to a decision.