UFC Quick Quote: Carlos Condit deserved a St. Pierre title shot and didn't get it 'by default'

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"I've always been a big fan of Georges, I've admired his style and kinda of the way he carries himself and I'm honored to get in their and challenge him for the belt and step in the cage with him. With all that aside I think that I'm the best welterweight in the world and I've been trying to prove that every single time I get in their and this fight is going to be no different. It's a great opportunity for me, but I think whether Nick did what he did or he didn't, I still think I deserve the title shot. I didn't get it by default or anything like that. With that being said it's unfortunate for him. At this stage of the game it's not just fighting. It's selling the fights, you got to show up and do the P.R. It's not always fun but it's part of it. So it is unfortunate for Nick, he kind of blew his opportunity and I think he would have been a tough challenge for Georges. But you got to do the footwork and sell the fight."

Carlos Condit will be challenging Georges St. Pierre for the Canadian's 170-pound title at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas -- and he has Nick Diaz to thank for that. The former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion was bounced from the "Sin City" headliner after failing to uphold his media obligations, paving the way for "The Natural Born Killer" to step in and take his place. But Condit tells Buddha Sport he deserved the championship bout anyway and the promotion didn't "Rush" him into a St. Pierre title fight just to plug the hole. Any fight fans out there disagree?

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