Carlos Condit: 'A fight against anyone other than Georges St. Pierre wouldn't make sense'

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In other words, thanks for the offer Mr. Koscheck, but no thanks.

UFC welterweight mercenary Josh Koscheck, who earlier this week said he wants big money fights, offered his services to Carlos Condit for the UFC 137 main event set to go down a week from Saturday (Oct. 29, 2011) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That's because reigning welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was felled by a knee injury and forced to withdraw from the "Sin City" headliner. He is not expected to return to action any sooner than 2012.

The "Natural Born Killer," who contemplated staying on the re-worked fight card, eventually gave way to "logic" and will opt for a temporary layoff while "Rush" gets his affairs in order.

Condit explains to

"I want to fight next week. It's in my heart to fight, but logically, I need to be patient. No matter who the opponent was -- right now, a fight against anyone other than Georges wouldn't make sense. I have some small -- I wouldn't even call them injuries -- that come from training day in and day out, so I guess I have time to heal now. But I would rather have just fought through it. I was ready to fight. The layoff isn't huge, but, you know, it's kind of a crappy situation all around."

Crappy indeed.

With both Condit and St. Pierre off the card, the co-main event between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz has been promoted to headliner. Taking their place is the titanic tilt that pits Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo and Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby will climb a few rungs to round out the pay-per-view broadcast.

Anyone out there disagree with Condit's decision to wait?

For all the changes to the UFC 137: "Penn vs. Diaz" fight card -- and there are aplenty -- click here.

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