Without Greg Jackson in his corner, since the coach opted to stay home because of his being Georges Saint-Pierre’s trainer too, interim champ Carlos Condit called on an army of trainers to help propel him to victory in his welterweight title fight this Saturday at UFC 154, in Montreal, Canada.
And from what we gather from our sources at Condit’s camp, direct from the Canadian province of Quebec, the slugger is more than ready for the toughest task of his life. Physically, in particular.
“Carlos is in crazy shape. We try wearing him out in training but can’t. If need be, he’ll fight all five rounds at the same intensity,” Caio Terra told GRACIEMAG.com today.
Carlos Condit earned his place as title challenger after outpointing Nick Diaz in a fight that caused chatter as much for the result as for Condit’s tactics in winning it—hitting and retreating enough to sway the judges in his favor. Caio tells us that this fight won’t necessarily have anything to do with the other:
“Look, there’s a lot of talk that this fight with GSP could turn out to be boring, because everyone remembers the fight with Nick Diaz and thinks he’ll try the same thing. People forget how Carlos has won most of his fights quickly. With exception to Nick, his last three fights in the UFC ended in knockouts—and against great opponents! Carlos is prepared to push the pace from start to finish. He doesn’t want to see this fight go the five rounds, and he’s very well prepared both standing and on the ground. GSP will have the greatest challenge of his career in this fight,” wagers the five-time No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu world championship.
What do you say, UFC and Jiu-Jitsu fan? Are you with Caio Terra on this one?