"It’s one of the things it has to be done. It’s the UFC. It’s the big show. You can’t deny people their dreams. Carlos really wants the title; Georges really wants to keep it. They should have a great fight."
These are comments made by Greg Jackson in a September 13 interview with Bleacher Report regarding the upcoming fight between teammates Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Title. While it's clear Jackson isn't fond of his fighters facing each other, he at least recognizes that fighters should at least have the right to go after their dreams.
At UFC 137, Carlos Condit will do just that. After defeating highly-regarded fighters Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald and Dong Hyun Kim—the former WEC Welterweight Champion earned a shot against St. Pierre. He instead drew BJ Penn. However, after yet another career mistake by Nick Diaz, Condit was given the opportunity to fight his fellow teammate and jumped at it, according to a MMA Weekly Radio interview in July.
"I’m not going to sit here and say that it’s not going to be tough to fight someone who I consider a friend and a teammate, cause it is. But we’re here to become champions, right? We’re not here to make friends."
Condit's comments are exactly the comments you often hear from MMA fans regarding teammates that refuse to fight. The fans want to see the best fights possible. Too many times, fighters in the same camp have decided to refuse to fight their teammates, leaving questions unanswered.
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