Friday, October 22, 2010

What's next for 'the natural born killer'

Carlos condit came into the ufc as my favorite to challenge gsp for the belt, a hope that was quickly derailed by Martin kampmann. This past Saturday, Carlos condit impressed with the vicious ko of slugger Dan hardy. When asked what he wanted to do from there, condit showed interest in avenging a loss against either shields or kampmann, who face off this weekend. Condit has showed he can hang with the best strikers in the division, and considering who's at the top of the mountain, now needs to prove he can hang with the elite grapplers of the division. Shields has already been promised a crack at the winner of gsp/koscheck if he is victorious tomorrow, so a shields/condit rematch is unlikely at the moment. Should kampmann be the winner, a rematch might do his ego good, but will only help to keep condit where he already is. Though the winner of Penn/Hughes would be a nice fit, if condit really wants to prove he has what it takes to dethrone st. Pierre, he should set his eyes on Jon fitch. Fitch's lone ufc loss came to gsp, and with his powerful wrestling style, a victory over him puts whoever can do it right in line for a title shot. So if condit is serious about a run at the title, he'd better work on improving his takedown defense and already solid submission game. If all he's interested in is another exciting fight, bring on thiago alves and let the punches, kicks, and knees fly.

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