Carlos Condit Not Interested in Rematch with Nick Diaz, Wants Georges St-Pierre

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 7, 2012

Courtesy of TheProvince.com
Courtesy of TheProvince.com

Carlos Condit's win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 hasn't necessarily won him over with many fans as of late, even forcing UFC President Dana White to possibly consider a rematch between the two competitors while Georges St-Pierre remains out of action.

But Condit and his camp are not interested in a rematch with Diaz at this time. 

Condit's manager, Malki Kawa, appeared on The MMA Hour earlier this week to discuss the possibility of pairing up Condit and Diaz once more. But he said "The Natural Born Killer" would rather focus on his upcoming title bout with St-Pierre.

"At this point, [a rematch] is not something we’re looking to do, we're looking for Georges," Kawa said.

"He won the fight. It doesn't interest us at all."

Condit drew a lot of criticism from fans for his game plan heading into the bout. A recipient of "Knockout of the Night" honours in his past two bouts, Condit was much more strategic in his approach as opposed to being aggressive.

Kawa defended Condit's performance and he said the opportunity for a knockout isn't always present. Kawa pointed out the fact that Condit out-struck Diaz in nearly every category, frustrating the former Strikeforce welterweight champion in the process.

"He picked apart a very formidable fighter," he said.

"People are like, 'Oh, Carlos is not a finisher,' the guy threw how many spinning elbows? How many spinning back fists? He threw a flying knee. He tried to finish Nick Diaz when the time and the opening was there. I can't find a flaw in his performance."

Condit is expected to take some time off before he evaluates his next move in the Octagon. Depending on St-Pierre's recovery time, Condit has been vocal about making one title defense. 

However, as far as that title defense coming against Diaz, Kawa said neither Condit nor his camp are intrigued by the idea.

"The fans disagree [with the decision] because they got hyped up to see Nick and Georges fight each other," he said. "Well, let them fight each other. We’ve moved on."  

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