Just moments after losing his UFC Welterweight title shot at champion Georges St-Pierre, number one contender Carlos Condit issued a statement through his manager expressing his frustration at the situation, while maintaining that he understands the inherit risks to training and why the fight will be temporarily delayed.
“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business.
As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative, that come my way during training and the actual fight. Georges is a great competitor and I know that he will want to return to 100 percent health as soon as possible so that this fight can be rescheduled.
This is the best training camp I have ever had, and I look forward to carrying over the growth that I’ve experienced in this camp to my next one.
I have trained for over a decade in mixed martial arts with the clear goal of becoming the best fighter in the world at my weight class. I have worked this long to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. I will work a little longer.”
The bout between St-Pierre and Condit is expected to be rescheduled to early in 2012.
Tags: Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC
Source: Bloody Elbow