Carlos Condit: 'I really would like to rematch Johny Hendricks'

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Carlos Condit is ready to rematch anyone in the top five of his division ... but is it time for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to start thinking outside the box?

What happens when you're a top five welterweight, but you've already fought everyone in the top five of your division?


That pretty much sums up where Carlos Condit is at. The former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) 170-pound kingpin is 5-3 since transitioning to the Octagon, with wins over Rory MacDonald and Nick Diaz, mirrored by losses to Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks.

And "The Natural Born Killer" tells Steph Daniels he would love another crack at "Bigg Rigg."

"Well, I really would like to rematch Johny Hendricks. That was an exciting fight. There are a lot of Top 5, Top 10 guys in the welterweight division that I've already fought, so it makes for a lot of intriguing rematches. Rory MacDonald is definitely an opponent I want to fight. We still have some unfinished business there. When I was sitting on stage at the [UFC 158] press conference after the fight, I looked to my right and then to my left, and I had fought every single one of those guys on stage. They were all great fights, so any one of those guys could be a good match-up for me next."

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva already tried to make the MacDonald rematch happen; however, "Ares" was unable to stay healthy long enough to keep the fight on the table and Condit went on to score a "Fight of the Night" performance against Hendricks at UFC 158 earlier this month in Montreal.

See it again here.

Traditionally, the promotion likes to match up fighters who are both coming off wins/losses (Rory Mac notwithstanding), so a second go-round with Hendricks will have to wait (because of this). Assuming Nick Diaz doesn't flunk his latest drug test and fails to wrangle a GSP rematch (via Canadian loophole), who's down for Condit vs. Diaz II?


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