3 Nov 2010 11:51:30 AM
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."Read More ADD COMMENTS (751) DIGG THIS