Condit accepts rematch with Diaz

by Chris Palmquist | source: The Underground

At UFC 143 on Saturday, Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit fought five rounds for the UFC Interim Welterweight title, with Condit winning the unanimous decision. The outcome was controversial, with Diaz, along with many fans, fighters, and media members feeling that his constant forward pressure was enough to win a clear decision.

At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said he was open to the possibility of a rematch, but made it clear that both parties had to be eager to fight. As Diaz was so maddened by the decision that he announced his retirement immediately post-bout in the Octagon, and because yesterday Condit's camp indicated they were not interested, there was little hope that the rematch would be made.

However, sources close to the deal just confirmed with The Underground that Carlos Condit has accepted a rematch with Nick Diaz, with the UFC Interim Welterweight title again on the line.

Condit said 'Yes, I accept the rematch' and will be in Las Vegas on Friday to finalize the deal.

The winner will presumably face GSP for the Unified Welterweight title, when the Canadian recovers fully from knee surgery, which is expected to be around November.

It's unclear at this time as to when the rematch will take place, but it looks like the fans have got what they asked for.

*Update: UFC President has since confirmed this story via his Twitter: @justScrap85 @carloscondit @malkikawa the rumor is true. Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming on Friday not thur.


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TecHNieK site profile image  

2/9/12 8:05 AM by TecHNieK

i hope this isn't true about Diaz getting suspended, i was really looking forward to the rematch

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2/8/12 10:39 PM by jjmtg

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz II already a no-go, says Cesar Gracieby Steven Marrocco on Feb 08, 2012 at 2:35 pm ET Almost as soon as it seemed a reality, a rematch between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit is not happening.When contacted today by (, Diaz manager Cesar Gracie said "no" when asked if a rematch recently announced is a reality. He declined further comment.UFC president Dana White issued a tweet late Tuesday that said Condit had accepted a rematch with Diaz and was headed to Las Vegas on Friday, presumably, to finalize a contract for the fight.Condit manager Malki Kawa did not respond to a request for comment on the status of the bout but today confirmed the rematch via Twitter.

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2/8/12 10:36 PM by jjmtg

Something is not right, mmajunkie just stated that the fight is off and C. Gracie says, Nick will NOT fight a rematch and wishes Condit well against GSP.Who knows what the hell is going on now.

CHAUNCH site profile image  

2/8/12 8:24 PM by CHAUNCH

cesar had a blunt rolled for him right after the weigh ins so that way he could hit up jack n the box and pack on some weight come fight time

KrzyBnzJnz site profile image  

2/8/12 7:47 PM by KrzyBnzJnz

What's the deal with the rumored failed drug test?

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2/8/12 7:38 PM by Jetster

Is there a fighter out there that gets more chances then Diaz!? What the hell has this guy done professionally to deserve this!?He loses fights in the UFC, cries like a baby, direspects other fighters and he gets another chance?!Of course he's going to whine like a little B!tch again and continue to cry he gets no breaks! Lmao, that's all this punk gets is breaks.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

2/8/12 7:15 PM by SinCityHustler

 Of the examples you listed, here's how they actually performed: Maynard/Edgar title fight 1 draw, in spite of  Maynard solving ellusive strategy of Edgar. Maynard/Edgar title fight 2 was KO'd in rematch in spite of solving ellusive stratrgy of Edgar. Henderson/Edgar this fight has not happened, not sure why you listed it in your example of a fighter solving the ellusive style Ellenberger/Condit lost decision in spite of solving Condit strategy McDonald/Condit was KO'd in spite of solving Condit strategy Henderson/Guida again not sure why this is listed, Guida does not employ a strategy of being ellusive.  Rua/Machida 1 Rua loses in spite of solving ellusive strategy of Machida Rua/Machida 2, Rua wins! and 1 of your 8 examples proves to be correct!  Excellent, thank you for the tremendous insight.  

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2/8/12 6:57 PM by SinCityHustler

 Not exactly how it works.  As the champion, he has to defend his belt against who he's told to do so.  If he refuses, his belt gets stripped.  He also bites the hand that feeds him and he will no longer be fighting for ZUFFA.  He has no choice but to fight who Dana tells him to fight.  Case in point he made it clear that he wanted nothing to do with fighting Diaz but as soon as Dana told him to do it, the entire attitude changed and he accepted.  Dana wants people to think that the champions have a say in this but the reality is they don't  They fight who they are told to fight and theye are compensated very nicely for their efforts.  

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2/8/12 6:55 PM by I No Kung Foo

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz II already a no-go, says Cesar Gracieby Steven Marrocco on Feb 08, 2012 at 2:35 pm ET (mmajunkie)What gives?

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2/8/12 6:35 PM by CHAUNCH

Since he's all about that money Diaz will probably wait for GSP and stay out of this rematch.