Carlos Condit has stated often that he will wait for Georges St. Pierre to return to action, rather than take another fight. So what does that mean for the rest of the division, particularly Jake Ellenberger and now Martin Kampmann?
"I have to talk to Carlos about this now. His thing with Ellenberger was that, 'I just fought him. I just fought Ellenberger and I will probably fight him again if I beat GSP.' I don't know, we will see what happens and we got to see what the progression is with Georges. If Georges' recovery doesn't come along like it should, you never know with these things. It could come earlier it could come later. Maybe he (Condit) wants to fight Kampmann now so we will see what happens. He's (Condit) earned the right. When all the drama with Georges St . Pierre and Diaz and this and that. Condit could not have been more of a professional, could not have been more of a stud. I mean, I have nothing but respect for this guy. He said anything that we need to do, things were turning on a dime and changing opponents on him, if this guy wants to sit around and wait for Georges St. Pierre, I'm cool with that, he's earned it. "
-- Will he wait or will he fight? That's been the huge question surrounding Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit. And at last night's (March 2, 2012) UFC on FX post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White himself could not escape that question. "The Natural Born Killer" earned the right to face UFC 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre as soon as "Rush" is able to return to action after he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 143. However, with the uncertainty of St. Pierre's precise return, there are plenty of worthy challengers ready to step up and challenge Condit for his new title. Last night (March 2, 2012) Martin Kampmann , who was the last man to defeat Condit, also threw his name in the hat as a potential opponent by defeating Thiago Alves via submission at UFC on FX 2. The interim champion has stated time after time that he will wait for the return of "Rush" and unify the titles. Now, with the UFC head honcho's blessing to do what he pleases, it seems that other top contenders will have to sit and wait their turn at obtaining UFC gold, or take other fights in the interim. For now, it is good to be the (interim) champ. But, as the fans grow restless, don't be surprised to see Condit pressed into action sooner rather than later.