Carlos Condit ready to step in for Jon Fitch against BJ Penn, also open to fighting Diego Sanchez


So Jon Fitch is injured and B.J. Penn is without an opponent for the Fourth of July weekend, eh?

There are only a handful of UFC welterweights not currently booked and even less still that are high enough on the totem pole to step in for such a high profile match-up.

Luckily, one of them has already answered the call: Carlos Condit, and he's just waiting to hear from the powers that be:

"It would be an honor to fight a legend like BJ Penn, one of my favorite fighters ever. If the call comes, I would take the fight in a second."

While fight fans salivate at the potential jaw-breaking nature of a fight between "The Prodigy" and "The Natural Born Killer," the Greg Jackson product is also making it clear he's not unopposed to the idea of fighting one of his teammates.

In fact, he even has a name. And if the circumstances were right, he would definitely forgo the Jackson edict and sling some leather with Diego Sanchez (via MMAWeekly):

"As far as fighting Diego, me and him are teammates and training partners. If it was a title fight, like a very, very big fight, we could put friendship and everything aside, and go scrap. But unless it’s something like that, we’d probably try to avoid it."

Of course, if Condit is thrown into the Penn fight, that would mean the possibility of a bout against his teammate would have to wait. But at least we know the potential is there.

But as we've seen so far with the Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans debacle, would it further fragment the Jackson team and cause an even bigger breach within?

Sanchez is busy campaigning for fights against the likes of Thiago Alves and the previously mentioned Penn. Perhaps he is also a possibility to replace Fitch on July 2 at UFC 132.

Oh, the tangled web we weave, Maniacs.

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