Following the news that St-Pierre would vacate the title, the welterweight landscape was immediately changed. It was announced that Johny Hendricks is going to face Robbie Lawler to determine a new champion and Dana White had plans to create a number one contender the same night, but Nick Diaz wasn't interested:
Following the conclusion of UFC on Fox 9, White joined the post-show and was asked what the promotion planned to do with Condit. White says that he spoke with Diaz backstage and discussed a possible rematch, but Diaz turned down the bout. Diaz was open to eventually returning, perhaps in May.
"I was going to do Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz. I met with Nick Diaz in the back here and he doen't want the fight," said White. "He said he doesn't want the fight and isn't thinking about coming back, but [he said] maybe he will come back in May."
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