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Should Carlos Condit have taken another fight?

Joe Rice over at MMATraining says so:

Condit is a fantastic talent; a tiger shark swimming in the deep in of the UFC’s 170-pound pool. However, if we’re facing facts it implies the understanding Condit’s title-shot is the result of Nick Diaz’s disinterest in public appearance outside of the arena on fight night, not an opportunity he directly earned through his own accomplishments. Furthermore, if Diaz defeats B.J. Penn next weekend at UFC 137, why wouldn’t he leapfrog a thumb-twiddling Condit and get the go at GSP he was originally scheduled for with a new appreciation for certain media obligations?

The bottom line is Condit is taking a huge gamble by following the lead of his former teammate at Jackson’s MMA, Rashad Evans, and waiting out a championship fight that may never actually come. If you believe Condit’s clash with St. Pierre is actually guaranteed just because Dana White said so, I have some stock in YAMMA Pit Fighting I’d like to sell you that’s bound to go up. In reality there have been countless competitors in the UFC who were promised one thing only to watch it evaporate faster than the sticky stuff in Joe Rogan’s dresser drawer.

This is all very true, but if Condit takes another fight, he goes from only possibly losing the GSP fight (right now he’s still earmarked for GSP’s return) to nearly guaranteeing his title shot goes up in smoke. He’d have to fight and win, for one. Not a guarantee at all especially with sharks like Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck looking to make their mark atop the divisions. And he’d have to win well to keep the inevitable fan comparison between him and Nick Diaz from siding with Diaz.

He’d also have to win clean – no hand injuries, no tweaked muscles, no nasty punch ups – to keep a commission from suspending him 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, or more. Any one of these issues could cost Condit his shot. The UFC is getting Georges St Pierre back into the cage as soon as possible and whoever’s ready is going to get that shot. This isn’t a situation where Condit is waiting on a guy who’s going to be out for several months. Georges will be back to training in a month, and Condit has probably never stopped. While it’s certainly less entertaining for us fans not having Condit at UFC 137, he’d have to be crazy to take another fight given these circumstances.

  • iamphoenix

    Photographer: Yeah bro stand in front of all them bricks.

    Condit: Why

    Photographer: You’ll look totally bad ass. Like, no one messes with a guy standing in front of a pile of bricks.

    Condit: No one stands next to a pile of bricks.

    Photographer: Because only cool people know where piles of bricks are. And I dunno, GPS?

    Condit: Fine, whatever. I’ll stand next to the stupid bricks.

    Photographer: Look angry. Like, You don’t want anyone to steal your bricks. Those are your brick babies. Don’t let them steal your babies!

    Condit: I don’t give a shit about these bricks.

    Photographer: Well then just keep wearing that stupid shirt, squint your eyes, clench your fists and tilt your head to the side. Say cheese.

    Condit: I’m not saying cheese.

    Photographer: Stop being a bitch and say cheese. I’m not taking the picture if you don’t.

    Condit: Cheese. Happy now?

    Photographer: You’re gonna wish you took standing in front of a big pile of bricks more seriously. I QUIT!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    This guy’s article was null-n-void once he said “thumb-twiddling.”  What a worthless wang-booger.

  • Reverend Clint

    he has a point its almost a lose-lose for condit interms of getting a title shot but he could make some nice backroom money if he take it

  • ghostboner

    And another thing, who the hell says “only to watch it evaporate faster than the sticky stuff in Joe Rogan’s dresser drawer.” The sticky stuff in Rogan’s dresser drawer?

  • ghostboner

    2 things:

    1- Joe Rice says “However, if we’re facing facts it implies the understanding Condit’s title-shot is the result of Nick Diaz’s disinterest in public appearance outside of the arena on fight night, not an opportunity he directly earned through his own accomplishments.” Since when have title shots EVER been earned based on accomplishments? Last I checked title fights were booked based on whose hot cakes are selling.

    2- Do we even know for sure if he was offered another fight or if they had another opponent? I remember hearing talk of Kosczech but I don’t know if Condit was actually offered a fight.

  • Letibleu

    Sad attempt at being funny. That author should spend some time around here to learn what funny actually is. Penix should do one of those summary re writes for this guys article.

  • P W

    Caption: “Look at all the bricks I’ve made my opponents shit.”

    Or something equally lame. I don’t quite get it. I don’t get the blindfold on the Statue of Liberty either. And did they replace the torch she’s supposed to be holding with a bloody tampon?

  • iamphoenix

    Ryan was forced to quote from mmatraining because of Rebellion Media. Fuck Rebellion Media. First Ben Lopez, then richard, now Joe Rice. WHAT TEH FUCK please stop!

    anyway…as leti requested

    Condit is a fantastic tiger shark swimming in the pound pool. However, facing Condit’s title-shot he directly earned through his own accomplishments. Diaz defeats B.J. Penn a thumb-twiddling Condit get the go at GSP.

    The bottom line is taking a gamble by the lead of his former mate, Rashad Evans, that may never come. Believe Condit’s clash with St. Pierre is actually guaranteed because Dana White said so. I have some stock in the sticky stuff in the dresser drawer.

  • Reverend Clint

    i think carlos is a commie

  • iamphoenix

  • Letibleu


    I have a day off and planned on doing absolutely nothing with it. I have a feeling this is gonna be a long thread.



  • iamphoenix

  • Komodo

    Phoenix is on fire :D


    (see what I did there..)

  • Letibleu

  • iamphoenix


    been inspired to do some MOAR. hopefully i get off work early tomorrow

  • Letibleu

  • lukustra

    he should be fighting ellenberger who’s beaten tougher competition regardless.look,i like condit, but he didn’t necessarily earn his shot.

  • Reverend Clint


  • lukustra

    not saying that i think Jake could beat him, but it was a very close fight and ellenberger has been on a mission lately.

  • Billytk

    Enough with the “articles” from the crappy RM sites already we get it they’re giving you $$ but the sites suck and are making FL worse and worse

  • Letibleu

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  • P W

    Letibleu: Spot on!

    I assume that “natural born killer” is another way of saying “menstruation is murder”.

  • G Funk

    Godamn lukustra from Jerz! Some people just suck at staying off the beaten path.


    And this thread went from FAIL to Comments WIN!

  • agentsmith

    I’m pretty sure it was Dana White’s decision to shelve Condit, probably for some of the same reasons Ryan listed above.  He said that’s what’s happening when he announced GSP was injured.

  • frickshun

    Good work Leti & Phoeniggaz!! FUCKING LEGOLAND.

  • iamphoenix

    all donations are welcomed.

  • Redping

    the lost one had me lollin, great thread.

    also lukustra you can’t really say ellenberger deserves a shot more when all he’s done is beaten a guy really fast that the champ beat. By that logic, tito ortiz should get a shot at jon jones. ellenberger vs condit will be a great title fight next year if condit gets the belt so settle down motherfucker

  • CAP

    Good shit!

    Penix I am going to email you a PBJ right meow. Forward leftovers to Leti!

  • frickshun

    Ryan got totes fucking owned bitching out & switching that photo. Why not give photo credit & be done w/it? Satire is a form of fucking flattery!!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Ryan didn’t give credit to the new photo either.  We all learned something here.

  • Letibleu

    The guy wasnt upset about the use of the photo, he got sand in his vajayjay because fightlinker allowed us to make fun of his picture. He must be used to forums like BE. Hey, at least someone is reading!

  • frickshun

    Leti’s glass is half full, gents.