Carlos Condit Looking for Redemption Against Johny Hendricks at UFC 158

March 16, 2013
Carlos Condit Looking for Redemption Against Johny Hendricks at UFC 158

UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit is looking to bounce back from a loss in a big way by defeating Johny Hendricks and get back in the title mix in the UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz co-main event on Saturday night in Montreal.

“I’m looking for redemption.  My last fight didn’t go the way that I wanted it to, and I’m looking to come back with a vengeance and put myself right back in title contention,” said Condit.

The former WEC welterweight titleholder was defeated by champion Georges St-Pierre in November at UFC 154.  Hendricks is the top ranked UFC welterweight besides St-Pierre and UFC President Dana White has said that if Hendricks wins, he’ll be next in line for a title shot.

“Every fight is your biggest fight, and this fight is extremely important because I need to solidify myself as one of the top guys in the division,” said Condit.  “I’m just trying to win this fight and put myself in position to possibly get a title shot.”

For his fight with St-Pierre, Condit didn’t have trainer Greg Jackson in his corner because of Jackson’s mutual relationship with Condit and St-Pierre. This time around, Condit and Jackson are back together.

“Game planning and strategizing with Greg is really a key to my game and my success the last couple of years, so it’s been nice having him back,” he said.

Johny Hendricks is on a five-fight winning streak, and Condit knows he has a tough fight on his hands.

“Johny Hendricks is a phenomenal wrestler, a great striker.  He has made a great transition from wrestling into mixed martial arts and it’s going to be a really tough fight,” he said. “I’m definitely aware of what he can do.  I have to be cognizant of his talents, his abilities.

“I think we’re going to put on an amazing show.  Johny and myself really want this win, and we have a great skill set to make an exciting fight.”

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