Carlos Condit would like to fight Georges St-Pierre this calendar year, but if St-Pierre is unable to make their expected November date, Condit will face someone else in combat – probably with Martin Kampmann.
Condit has been inactive on the UFC circuit since the beginning of February, when he conquered Nick Diaz to be UFC interim welterweight champion. That spell on the sidelines is expected to continue until eventually November, when St-Pierre hopes to return to UFC after recovering from torn knee ligaments. Whilst he’s not been fighting, St-Pierre has been busy (and keeping himself fit) by launching his own exercise programs online.
Nonetheless, if to the Canadian experiences another setback, Condit has admitted he’ll give up his shot on the belt in favour of having another fight. In its place he will be open to other opponents, with Kampmann strongly tipped after his win against Jake Ellenberger.
The pair have faced each-other before, with Kampmann fighting Carlos in his first UFC battle way back in 2009. That time it was Kampmann who was victorious, but Condit has learnt all sorts of UFC tricks and strategies since then, and must be confident in his own abilities.
“If it seems Georges can’t come into the ring in November, most likely, I will battle another fighter,” Condit advised Inside MMA. “I really need to battle Georges so that I can unify the belts, but there’s a few other guys that I would like to battle also.
“Martin Kampmann’s the only dude that I have dropped to within the UFC, the only real guy I’ve lost to in about the previous six decades, so I’d definitely want to beat him.”