UFC interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, spoke in a UFC 154 pre-fight interview about his opponent Georges St-Pierre, and explained that he hopes to beat the long-time welterweight champion while he is at his best.
“It was very powerful. I sacrificed a lot, my family sacrificed a lot. Now I’m fighting Georges St. Pierre to unify the UFC welterweight titles.
He’s the best in the world, he’s one of the best this sport has ever seen. It’s a huge fight with a lot of buzz around it. Those are the kinds of fights I want to be in.
Georges is a very technical, precise striker. Great jab, great fundamentals. The last 10 years I’ve really been passionate about this, especially in the last two-to-three years. I’ve really rediscovered my fire and my drive.
I’m a different fighter every time I come out. I have a lot of weapons in my arsenal. My strength, my conditioning, my athleticism has come up a considerable amount and just mentally, I’m in a good place.
We’re at an equal disadvantage. We’re both missing Greg (Jackson) who is a big component of our training and our preparation and our strategizing.
Fighting in front of Georges’ home-town might throw a lot of other guys off but mentally, I’m pretty strong. I’ll be able to put all that stuff aside and just do what I came to do.
I’m on the precipice of achieving my life goal. I want to fight the best Georges and beat that guy.”
UFC 154 takes place on November 17th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It will be eighteen months since St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon after suffering a severe knee injury.
Will the champ show signs of cage rust? Or will the time away from fighting re-ignite his passion and killer instinct he once had? Less than one month away before we all get the answer.