UFC 137: Condit Vows to Go for the Kill Against St-Pierre
There may be no bad blood between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, but when the two Greg Jackson students come face to face on October 29 at UFC 137, both fighters vow to mix it up and go for the win at all cost.
Less than a couple of weeks before their much-awaited clash at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, defending welterweight champion St-Pierre shrugged off any suggestions that he might not be at his menacing best for the match because he and Condit are from the same camp. “He’s not my friend, and I don’t put any emotion in, but I believe I will have the key to victory,” St-Pierre said. “I do believe I will be able to knock him out or submit him. I will remain the welterweight champion.” St-Pierre, however, admitted that he may be facing in Condit the toughest challenge in his storied mixed martial arts career. “I’m going to have to deal with a guy that has knockout power, very technical striker and a great ground game as well. Unpredictable fighter.”
Condit, on the other hand, said that he is capable of giving St-Pierre problems, especially since he is at the best shape in his career. “I’m the best I’ve ever been, I’m the most focused, the most motivated I’ve ever been in my entire career. I’m stepping in the cage and taking his belt,” Condit said. However, the last WEC welterweight champion said that he needs to step up his game because St-Pierre is difficult to predict. “Georges is tough to gameplan against, he’s as dynamic and well-rounded as they come. He’s a very tough puzzle to solve,” he said, according to ESPN.