Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will be facing Court McGhee on October 3 at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Ahead of that fight Condit stated his answer ‘Hell Yeah’ on facing rival Nick Diaz after the latter’s speculated return in 2021. Condit has not fought in the octagon since December 2018. He defeated Nick Diaz via decision at UFC 143 in 2012.
It is still one of the most controversial and talked-about welterweight title fights in history. Condit spoke to Heavy and said he still comes across people to this day who still want to argue with him about the result.
Many fans thought Diaz had done enough to steal rounds one, two and five, and they made sure Condit and the world knew how they felt about the decision.
Carlos Condit vs Nick Diaz
Diaz has not fought since 2015, whereas Condit feels good about his return. As the latter has not stepped in the cage since December of 2018. The 36-year-old is in no way looking past McGee, but says the Diaz rematch is a fight he’s like to have at some point.
“Oh yeah, it was impossible to ignore, especially after the fight,” Condit told MMA Junkie. “Yeah, obviously that’s been a thing and that’s a point of interest. I know people want to see that fight. I know a lot of people want to see that fight. I want to see that fight. I think Nick wants that fight. I don’t know if it’s the next one or what he’s trying to do. But if the stars align, that fight should happen.
“That fight is intriguing to me, intriguing to a lot of fans. If I go out there and handle business like I think will on Saturday, that one is definitely in my sight. It’s an interesting matchup, there was controversy, and why not? Why not go out there and settle the score.”
The former WEC welterweight titleholder is looking to snap a five-fight losing streak that began with this razor thin decision loss in a championship fight with Robbie Lawler.