St-Pierre vs. Condit: 5 Fights for Condit to Take Next
He gave the French-Canadian one of his toughest fights ever, but was unable to turn things in his favour.
Condit is still a dangerous man and a force to be reckoned with—probably the No. 2 welterweight right now. There are plenty of options for him for his next fight considering the depth of talent in the division.
Here are five possible opponents.
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One of the more obvious fights to emerge from UFC 154, a Martin Kampmann vs. Carlos Condit rematch could clear up the controversial split decision that went against Condit back in 2009.
Both men have vastly improved since then, but both lost in Montreal on Saturday night. Condit will be eager to avenge his loss, while a win against Condit could put Kampmann right back in the mix.
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Speaking of a controversial decision, there are still plenty of MMA fans who think that Nick Diaz was the rightful winner when he met Condit earlier this year.
That was a close fight that Condit nevertheless won, and there may not be too many reasons for him to want to revisit that scene. But it’s a match that fans would enjoy. And with Diaz still looking for an opponent upon his return in February, Condit could be perfect.
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Johny Hendricks wants a title shot...bad. His win against Martin Kampmann in Montreal on Saturday earned him a right to face GSP.
However, Dana White and the UFC have other plans. Both want St-Pierre to face Anderson Silva in possibly the biggest fight the promotion has ever seen. If rumours are true, that fight could go down in May, which is a long time to wait for a title shot.
Hendricks will likely want to get back to action sooner than that, and who could be a better opponent than the former interim welterweight champion—and possibly the No. 2 welterweight in the world—Carlos Condit.
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The young Rory MacDonald is set to face BJ Penn later this year. He’s a dangerous fighter that came close to beating Condit earlier in his career and has the potential to be a two-division champion one day.
There’s a lot to risk, therefore, for Condit. However, if MacDonald beats Penn, then his stock will be riding high and could become a lucrative temptation for Condit.
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Perhaps a wild card in this bunch, Josh Koscheck is in limbo at the moment. Having lost to Georges St-Pierre twice in his career and having recently lost to new No. 1 contender Hendricks, there isn’t an obvious direction for him to go.
Koscheck has talked about moving up to middleweight to rejuvenate his career, but for the time being, it looks like he’s staying put.
He’s a fighter the fans love to hate, and that makes him a big draw for the promotion and a decent contender for Condit.