There was a period, way back in early 2009, when Carlos Condit was the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) welterweight champion. That's right around the same time when Thiago Alves was the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 170-pound No. 1 contender.
A lot has changed in six years.
But not the fact that Condit vs. Alves would still be a great fight. Not just for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, but for each other, as well, as it would establish which longtime veteran is still a contender in the crowded welterweight division.
"I spoke to Thiago Alves, who's coming off a very big win over Jordan Mein at UFC 183. I asked him who he wants to fight next, and he says Carlos Condit, around late May, early June. That's a fight a lot of people have been asking for, for a long time. I'm told Carlos Condit is interested in that fight as well, and I'm also told the UFC is interested in that fight. I think that would be a very important fight in the 170-pound division."
Condit (29-8) hasn't been seen since his leg collapsed against Tyron Woodley at UFC 171. After a long and arduous rehabilitation process, "The Natural Born Killer" is hoping to get back into the cage and slam the brakes on a dreadful 1-3 run dating back to 2012.
Won't be easy.
Alves (21-9) had some injury issues of his own and competed just twice in the last three years. Fortunately for "The Pitbull" they were both wins, and it's not outrageous to think he could return to the top 10 of his division with a big win over the No. 4-ranked Condit.
This potential fight doing anything for ya?