Carlos Condit was supreme on Saturday, as he has been for his whole UFC career. He has also been my favourite fighter and remains that way. I cannot see Condit willing to wait nine months for GSP. I think he will look to take a fight in the meantime.
The fight that screams No. 1 contenders fight to me is Diego Sanchez versus Jake Ellenberger. Sanchez has put together a decent set of results with wins over Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann.
Ellenberger meanwhile, has been on a terrific run since his only UFC loss against Condit with the big win coming over Jake Shields.
This fight would be a fight of the year candidate.
Condit is an exciting fighter just like Sanchez and Ellenberger. The Ellenberger rematch would be intriguing as both have similar skill sets, and the first fight was an enthralling one.
Sanchez is a perennial fight of the night winner, and a fight with Condit would provide great fireworks and with either fighter it would potentially improve buys for when GSP returns to take on the winner.