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UFC: Condit Wants UFC Belt Back, Says “I would not want to fight me right now”


Always confident, Carlos Condit is excited heading into his rematch with Martin Kampmann at tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 27.

After going 5-0 in the WEC, winning the organizations welterweight title and defending it three times, Condit had his 8 fight winning streak snapped upon entering the UFC in a split decision loss to Kampmann. Since then, Condit has spent all of his time training at Greg Jackson’s academy. He told BJPenn.com that “It’s been phenomenal. The great thing about Jackson’s is that we have so many resources. Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn are so, so good at what they do in the mixed martial arts game. They’re geniuses in a sense; than there’s specialists in individual disciplines. We have access to so many people and all over the world, and I think that is the reason why Jackson’s is so competitive at such a high level.” This is nothing new to Mixed Martial Arts fans, as the camp is responsible for a large amount of top tier talent in the UFC including champions Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre.

Coming off of losses to welterweight kingpin St. Pierre and number one contender Johny Hendricks, Condit has more to prove then ever. He is however more than ready, and seeks revenge in this rematch with Kampmann, stating “It’s redemption in  a sense. It was really disappointing dropping my UFC debut after having such a good run in the WEC.  But it’s just another step in getting the UFC title belt back around my waist, and that’s really where I see myself in the near future. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been, my skills are exactly where they need to be, I’m in a really good place mentally.  Yeah, I would not want to fight me right now, that’s for sure.”

Very bold words from Condit. Whether or not he will back up his talk, we will only have to wait a day to find out. Stay tuned for live coverage of Carlos Condit vs Martin Kampmann tomorrow night!

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Adam Brennan
Coming from a family of fighters, and growing up on the jiujitsu mats of half a dozen MMA schools in Orange County and Los Angeles, Adam Brennan is a well informed member of the rapidly growing Mixed Martial Art community. As a competitor in the sport, he is very opinionated and vocal about both the flaws surrounding it and it's positive impacts on the martial arts community. Adam's love for the sport drives him to advocate solutions to issues and promote the successes. Dreaming of a career as a fighter, Adam spends his days as working two jobs and training hard every night at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach. Being a huge advocate of better athlete pay and a fighter union, he will stop at nothing to do his part to help bring the sport to the next level.