carlos condit

V.21 No.5 |
Eric Williams


Condit captures UFC interim welterweight title

Opponent NIck Diaz threatens retirement, protesting the decision

In a highly technical and strategic fight, Albuquerque's Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz via decision. The judges' verdict has Diaz fans crying fowl, claiming Condit was "running" from the fight by not allowing Diaz to trap him against the cage and tee off on him. According to Fightmetric, the UFC's official statistics provider, Condit outstruck Diaz 151 to 105 in significant strikes, a big margin.

Not surprisingly, Condit's head coach Greg Jackson agrees with the decision and defends the strategy. "A stick-and-move game plan against a guy that’s such an amazing fighter and such a tough guy as Diaz, for me is a no-brainer," Jackson says. "If you look at the numbers, we hit him many more times than he hit us."

After the decision was announced, Diaz said he would retire in protest. Interestingly, Diaz' last opponent, B.J. Penn, also retired after Diaz beat him.

With the win, Condit holds the UFC's interim welterweight title. He says he'll wait until November—when injured welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is expected to be healthy—to fight St-Pierre and unify the belts. Many are calling for a rematch between Condit and Diaz, but with Diaz' retirement, it's unclear how that would work.

In the edition of the Alibi that's on stands, I profiled Condit and his teammate Diego Sanchez, who fights Jake Ellenberger on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
Carlos Condit (left) and Diego Sanchez train together at Jackson’s.
Eric Williams


From Juárez, With Punches

Diego Sanchez and Carlos Condit strive to corner the UFC's Welterweight division

Burque-raised fighters followed parallel paths through the fight game. Will they be forced to face off in a title fight?
V.20 No.41 |

sports, food

Carlos Condit talks food with the Alibi

The UFC title contender practically cuts a promo for Flying Star, and you better not screw up his red chile

UFC welterweight title contender and Albuquerque native Carlos Condit sat down with The Alibi this week, ahead of his title fight against UFC champion Georges St. Pierre on October 29th at UFC 137 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A profile of Condit and fight preview will appear in the October 27th issue of the paper. Between now and then, be on the lookout for more outtakes from Condit’s interview to be posted here.

In this clip, Condit practically gets emotional when discussing the sacredness of a good red chile, and explains how his dad Brian Condit, a career electrician who never went to college, became Governor Bill Richardson’s chief of staff. His dad also makes the best red chile.

Meanwhile, the one who’s nickname is “The Natural Born Killer” admits to eating brown rice at Flying Star almost daily. He is a complex man.