Back in October, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit was too focused on recovery to worry about matchmaking.
Now nine months removed from tearing his ACL and meniscus fighting Tyron Woodley at UFC 171, Condit says he wouldn't mind settling a grudge with his old friend from Stockton.
"You know, Nick Diaz is back in the picture and I was thinking about maybe after he fights Anderson Silva getting that shot at him," Condit told Albuquerque's KRQE News. "Doing a rematch and kind of settling the score."
Condit defeated Diaz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) at UFC 143 to become the welterweight division's interim champion, but more than a few onlookers had it scored closer than that.
Ahead of the Woodley fight, Condit said UFC President Dana White informed him that Diaz had been offered the rematch, but turned it down.
"Nick, for whatever reason, I'm sure he's got his reasons, didn't take the fight," Condit said in March. "But in the future I would be interested in the fight. I think rematches are always intriguing, especially when they're close like that one."
Diaz faces former middleweight champion Anderson Silva Jan. 31 in the main event at UFC 183 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Given Diaz' schedule, Condit might need to start looking in Matt Brown's direction before long.
"I'm taking it easy," said Condit. "But if the UFC comes through with a fight I'll be ready to get into camp."
5 MUST-READ STORIES
don't implicate yourself do it. After telling the Nevada Athletic Commission that he was dropped by Nike due to his brawl with Daniel Cormier in the MGM Grand lobby, Jon Jones now says it was he who dropped the world's most successful sporting goods retailer.
'I just think it's unfair.' Jon Jones says he hopes the UFC gives CM Punk 'a real opponent so we can watch him get knocked out.'
Investigation. The UFC issued a statement on Monday announcing the reinstatement of lightweight contender Michael Johnson following an April arrest over an alleged domestic dispute in Palm Beach County, Florida.
'We learned a lot.' Anderson Silva discusses his recent sparring session with Jon Jones. 'He taught me a few things I didn't know, I gave him a few tips.'
'Ratchetness.' Jon Jones says it was 'relieving' that people got to see more of his true personality during his 'leaked' exchange with Daniel Cormier.
UFC 182 Embedded episode 1.
Dan Hardy breaks down Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.
Joe Rogan sells UFC in 2015.
Jon Jones can't get over Canadian accents.
Countdown to UFC 182: Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury.
Don Frye speaks highly of CM Punk and Brock Lesnar.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Fighter and The Kid Xmas Special
Knuckle Up #385: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, UFC 182 + Opinions Guaranteed to Enrage/Irk/Annoy
How's this gonna work?
Last light/drill sparring in the books. #Vegas #TUFGym #OnPoint http://t.co/ui5XOHzb8u— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) December 30, 2014
Cause for concern?
4 year old reacts to Nate Diaz being released from the @UFC http://t.co/j7F8ErkOkE via @YouTube— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 30, 2014
Hey guys, I'm sorry this week is actually not the best time to be texting me, allow me to focus on this huge task at hand.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 29, 2014
I would appreciate it if you would just hit me up after the win #flooded— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 29, 2014
That sumsit up. RT @psytanto: @JonnyBones what the fuck @danhendo ever done you? Dis Dan to get (cont) http://t.co/WhZC154OM4— Dan Henderson (@danhendo) December 30, 2014
Had a great sparring session today with sokteamquest. Camp is going well and body is feeling good.... http://t.co/DQ5vxfpOTA— Dan Henderson (@danhendo) December 30, 2014
See what he did.
@Showtimepettis make sure you eat your wheaties. When I finally get you in the cage your not going to be able to run anymore @danawhite— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) December 29, 2014
Get well soon.
Jan2, finally get to see dr. So he can clear my medical suspension . #hawaiian wants to represent!! need a date,... http://t.co/5hIruCGycE— Yancy Medeiros (@ymedeiros) December 30, 2014
Surgery scheduled for Tuesday w/1 of best surgeons in the business. Grateful for @ufc . Ready to get this behind me— George Roop (@GeorgeRoop) December 30, 2014
Hey, hey Tweet Freaks, who's ready for some GREAT NEWS? My MRI has come back 100% perfect!!! There was... http://t.co/S6mgP0RlKH— Charmaine Tweet (@notsosweetmma) December 30, 2014
Just yes cartwheelin' around town.
I'm finding my car....— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 29, 2014
Well there you go witness answered prayer. Thanks to everybody's help the Audi was recovered on blocks with the rims and tires going gone— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 30, 2014
I find out in the morning if he knew how to drive a 400+ horsepower car— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 30, 2014
All day I drove around found 3 sightings I had my fight mentality #neverquit while fasting on @rockstarenergy the thieves settled for a pair— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 30, 2014
Of weld wheels— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 30, 2014
I'm guessing the thieves were @UFC fans because exactly 20 minutes after my interview aired the car was found with no rims on blocks— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) December 30, 2014
Nice Monday afternoon flight!! http://t.co/B7P4MtdZFj— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) December 29, 2014
Was released fr @ufc today. Looking forward to starting the next chapter. Thx to my supporters!— Charlie Brenneman (@SpaniardMMA) December 30, 2014
Get out there, ya filthy animals.
I think it's so fucking awesome that @Bourdain is becoming a jiu jitsu freak at 58! Inspirational for all of us!— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) December 30, 2014
FYI it was a different Kevin Swanson (my legal name) that was attacked by a Great White shark yesterday http://t.co/cOIi15QBxf— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) December 30, 2014
Announced yesterday (Dec. 29 2014)
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington at UFC 184
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Jonscrazylife.
Jones Vs Cormier- The Championship of Each Other. A Psychological Study.
Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier is not just a fight between two elite undefeated fighters, it is a clash of opposite personalities. I always say there are two reasons people don't get along: Either they're too similar (Like Jonathan Snowden and Luke Thomas, both ex military guys who ended up in the DMV area, working in combat sports reporting) or because they're complete opposites like Jones and Cormier.
In order to prove this theory I'm going to use my professional (I do personality profiling in high level corporations) application of the Myers-Briggs personality test to both men.*Obviously I don't know either man so I'm going only on what observed behavior I have seen. However according to Dan Korem who created the KPS profiling system used by the FBI, observed behavior is the most reliable evidence.
Check out the rest of the post here.
Found something you'd like to see in the Morning Report? Just hit me up on Twitter @SaintMMA and we'll include it in tomorrow's column.