Former WEC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit (24-5), has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 108 fight against former Cage Rage 170-pound kingpin, Paul "Semtex" Daley (22-8-2), as the result of an injury suffered during training, according to MMAUnltd.com.
Daley, who responded via The Underground, did not take the news well:
Step up!! You pussy...UFC 108 ... You know me, I'd except any fight. I just wanna fight. Condit is a big pussy IMO, i have inside information on that dude....it's all good as long as i fight. Koshcheck...is a tough motherfucker, but i accept the challange. Hazellet has sick subs, and is dangerous, but i except that fight too. Any top level figher in 170lbs with a winning record. Joe make it happen.
Condit recently redeemed himself after suffering his first loss in nearly three years, a competitive split decision to top 170-pound contender, Martin Kampmann, at UFC Fight Night 18 back in April. The "Natural Born Killer" was able to somehow survive a brutal first round onslaught dished out by Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 19 last month to storm back and capture a hard-fought split decision.
The win over Ellenberger was more than likely tougher than Condit, as well as most fans, thought it would be ... especially after his undefeated (5-0) and dominating run with Zuffa's sister promotion.
He had a chance to recapture that dominant reputation with a big win against the hard-hitting British brawler from Nottingham, England.
In fact, Daley actually flattened Kampmann -- who had championship-contending hopes on the line -- in his Octagon debut at UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19. The 26-year-old instantly vaulted himself to the upper echelon of welterweights after Mike Swick withdrew from the event.
He'll be out to cement that status against another top-flight competitor in the division. However, the submission-prone Daley will have to be very aware, and careful, of who the UFC decides to match him up against in Condit's absence.
With all the injuries and mishaps that have befallen the Jan. 2 card, it's likely the UFC will try to find a replacement for "Semtex." If so, expect an announcement soon -- the clock is ticking.
UFC 108 features a re-worked main event between former light heavyweight champion "Sugar" Rashad Evans and the hard-hitting 14-1 Thiago Silva. Lightweight standouts Tyson Griffin and Jim Miller will also get busy to see who gets one step closer to 155-pound title contention.
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