Carlos Condit To Nick Diaz: Why Not Settle The Score?
Having won their first bout back in 2012 at UFC 143, Carlos Condit says he would love a chance to rematch Nick Diaz, who is believed to be returning in 2021.
The five round unanimous decision win earned ‘The Natural Born Killer’ the interim welterweight title and a shot at the champion, Georges St-Pierre. Although all three judges gave the Condit the victory, due in part to the erratic scorecards, many fans were not satisfied with the result.
With Diaz aiming to return to the Octagon next year, Condit now wants to run it back with the Stockton native. Speaking to MMA Junkie, the 36 year old shared his thoughts on the potential rematch.
“Oh yeah, it was impossible to ignore, especially after the fight,” Condit said. “Yeah, obviously that’s been a thing and that’s a point of interest. I know people want to see that fight. I know a lot of people want to see that fight. I want to see that fight. I think Nick wants that fight. I don’t know if it’s the next one or what he’s trying to do. But if the stars align, that fight should happen.
“That fight is intriguing to me, intriguing to a lot of fans. If I go out there and handle business like I think will on Saturday, that one is definitely in my sight. It’s an interesting matchup, there was controversy, and why not? Why not go out there and settle the score.”
Condit will be looking to bounce back from a five fight skid this weekend at UFC Fight Island 4, when he takes on Court McGee. Having not fought since December 2018, the Albuquerque native knows a win is critical for his fight career. But he’s enjoying the lead-up.
“I’m enjoying being out here on fight week again,” Condit said. “The familiarity of the ritual of preparation, the weight cut, and all that. I’m just excited. I have a good opponent. This dude is game, he’s a hard-nose, salty veteran who comes to fight. I think we’re going to put on a hell of a show. I know he doesn’t take a step back and he comes to throw down. I’m super excited about that.”
Diaz hasn’t competed since 2015 when he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Although the result was later over-turned to a no-contest after the Brazilian tested positive for drostanolone and androsterone, and Nick tested positive for marijuana.
In a fight that old-school fans would love to see, who do you think would come out on top in a rematch between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz?