UFC 137 Results: Carlos Condit DID NOT Willingly Decline Title Fight with GSP

John HeinisSenior Analyst IOctober 30, 2011

Photo courtesy of CampCondit.com
Photo courtesy of CampCondit.com

After an impressive performance against BJ Penn at UFC 137, a welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre is back on for the UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card in February. 

UFC President Dana White initially told the media that Carlos Condit, the No. 1 contender to GSP's title coming into the weekend, willingly stepped aside for Diaz to get the next title shot and Condit will fight a different opponent on the same card.  

However, "The Natural Born Killer's" camp wanted to put this rumor to bed sooner than later. 

Malki Kawa, Condit's manager, sent a text message to MMAWeekly.com shortly after White made the announcement to let the MMA world know what was actually going on behind the scenes.  

“We didn’t step aside. That’s not what we do,” Kawa wrote. “GSP doesn’t want to fight Carlos.”

St-Pierre and Condit both train with Greg Jackson, so the two are well acquainted from the hours of blood, sweat and tears they put in at the gym.  

However, prior to withdrawing from UFC 137 due to a knee injury, GSP went on the record saying that he was not friends with Condit and he would finish him in their title bout.  

So whether or not Kawa is stretching the truth remains to be seen, but one thing for certain is that Nick Diaz, who was highly critical of St-Pierre when White switched GSP's UFC 137 opponent to Condit, made his feud with the French-Canadian much more personal after defeating Penn.  

In the post-fight interview at UFC 137, Diaz said that the reigning 170-pound king faked an injury to avoid a fight that night.  

According to White in the post-fight press conference, GSP apparently told him that "He's (Nick Diaz) the most disrespectful human being I've ever met, and I'm going to put the worst beating you've ever seen on him in the UFC" after hearing Diaz's comments."

Condit's next opponent has not been announced and the now former number one contender has not personally spoken out about the upcoming St-Pierre vs. Diaz fight.