Condit: I'm hungrier
Condit pays the declarations no mind.
“I’m hungrier,” Condit said. “I’m the one that’s been chomping at the bit to get this thing on. I haven’t fought competitively since February. I’ve just been training an sparring and preparing for this opportunity.”
While St. Pierre went to work rehabbing his knee, Condit slaved away in the gym with minimal time off. Condit wisely tried to avoid attention, but he heard the glut of negative voices.
Many mixed martial arts fans continued to argue the judges got it wrong and Nick Diaz actually beat Condit in their UFC 143 interim title fight. Even more people criticized Condit for his decision to wait for St. Pierre to recover instead of defending the interim belt.
“People are going to talk either way,” Condit said. “It’s making me a little antsy to get in there.”