The Natural Born Killer, Carlos Condit, has long been considered one of the most dangerous fighters in the world. Condit combines a beautiful blend of kick boxing, bjj, muay thai and boxing. It is his flawless technique that has him on the cusp of greatness as he is awaiting his shot at welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. That fight, of course, is to unify the welterweight title and the interim title Condit won in February in a controversial win over the enigmatic Nick Diaz.
This fight was very controversial because many people, mostly Diaz fans, were complaining that Condit did nothing but run away the entire fight while Diaz was moving forward the whole time. I’m sure Diaz’ face and legs would disagree with that notion. According to fight metric, Condit outlanded Diaz in total strikes 159-117, significant strikes 151-105 and total effectiveness 306-274. Let’s make something perfectly clear, the right man won that fight. A lot of fans have this misconception that walking forward and being the aggressor is enough to win a fight. With that way of thinking, Leonard Garcia is now undefeated. Also, let’s stop comparing Clay Guida’s performance against Gray Maynard to that of Condit’s against Diaz, that’s just ridiculous.
It’s simply unfair to say that Condit is now a boring fighter, or that he is too passive, that he doesn’t have that killer instinct. To counter that I will give you his stats. Condit started his career 23-4, with all 23 wins coming by some form of stoppage. His record is now 28-5 with 13 T(KO)s, 13 Submissions and only TWO decision wins.
All the criticism of Condit is totally unjustified. Condit is an extremely gifted fighter capable of ending a fight in an instant. Have we all forgotten his comeback from two rounds down against Rory Macdonald, whom he stopped with seven seconds to go? How about his crushing left hook KO against Dan Hardy? What about my favorite one of all, his flying knee and punches TKO against Dong Hyun Kim? On top of all this fans are now criticizing Condit for choosing to wait for a fight with GSP who is recovering from a major injury, instead of defending his interim title. The man has a chance to make the biggest payday of his entire career. Did he not earn the right to wait for the champ by defeating Nick Diaz for the interim belt?
Let’s face it, if it weren’t because Condit defeated Diaz in the manner that he did, no one would be complaining that he chose to wait. I’ll let the complaints be made while I sit back and enjoy such an exceptional fighter in Condit. I’ll leave you guys with one last thing. I guarantee that one of two things will happen when GSP and Condit finally meet. Either Condit will drop a boring decision to GSP or he will finish the champ. What makes me think that Condit can finish GSP? Because that’s what a Natural Born Killer is capable of!
Fight Fans Sound Off: Is Carlos Condit being unfairly criticized?!?