Carlos Condit exclusive: “The ground game will be the key to victory at UFC 154”

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Condit (right) and his arsenal to conquer the welterweight belt

Condit (right) and his arsenal to conquer the welterweight belt

UFC welterweight star Carlos Condit is almost ready for his November 17 showdown with Georges St-Pierre in Montreal, Canada. had a quick chat with the Greg Jackson-trained fighter to find out about the hard task at hand, what weapons he’ll be wielding in combat, how training with Caio Terra has been going, and how his ground game has been coming along—a chat about Jiu-Jitsu, of course.

GRACIEMAG: GSP has been away for nearly 18 months. So far, though, he’s always managed to take his opponents down and control the fight. How do you think you can beat the Canadian star in Montreal, at UFC 154?

CARLOS CONDIT: I have many weapons in my arsenal that I can use to beat George. Even so, I know I have a tremendous task ahead of me. And I will have to fight the best fight of my life, if I expect to walk away with the undisputed title.

Fighters often dream of or at least imagine how the fight will go in their heads. How do you see this battle going?

I see our next fight in November being very dynamic – with all aspects of the sport being displayed: striking, wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu. But the ground game will be the key to victory for both GSP and myself.

How is the Jiu-Jitsu training with Caio Terra going? Do you feel the same pleasure training in Jiu-Jitsu as you do in striking?

I think I do. It’s very tough to choose between them. I would have to say I love training striking and grappling equally. The BJJ training sessions with Caio have been exciting. He’s a great Jiu-Jitsu competitor, one of my favorites to watch, and he’s always teaching me some new moves so my Jiu-Jitsu will always be fresh in the octagon.

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