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    Carlos Condit confirms Nick Diaz turned down fight, still interested in rematch
    "The fight was offered to me. I agreed," Condit confirmed on a Thursday media conference call. "I thought the first fight, there was obviously a lot of controversy after the fact. (It's) probably a rematch a lot of people want to see, a lot of hype, a lot of buzz. It's the type of fight I want to be in, so you know, I pretty much agreed right off the bat.

    "Nick, for whatever reason, I'm sure he's got his reasons, didn't take the fight. But in the future I would be interested in the fight. I think rematches are always intriguing, especially when they're close like that one."

    Diaz and Condit fought to a contentious split decision in February 2012, the result of which prompted Diaz to announce his vague retirement for the first time. White believed the rematch was a bout Diaz coveted, however that turned out not to be the case.

    In Diaz's stead, White turned to Woodley, a bruising former Strikeforce contender with the pedigree of a two-time NCAA All American, plus two highlight reel knockouts already under his belt in the UFC.

    "Getting matched up with Woodley, it's a huge test of my skills, which is what I'm always looking for," Condit said.

    "This division is and has been dominated by wrestlers for a long time, and that's obviously something that I've been lacking. So I've made a point to bring in some high-level guys and try to improve that aspect of my game.

    "I've definitely made some big strides," he continued. "I don't think I'm going to get in there and win a wrestling match against Tyron, but I've just got to stop some of those takedowns, be able to handle to handle myself in the wrestling exchanges enough to win the fight and implement my game."

    Woodley campaigned heavily on social media for the opportunity to fight Condit following his devastating first-round knockout of Josh Koscheck in late-2013.

    Initially White indicated that Woodley, welterweight's No. 11 ranked contender, was not ready for a match-up against the No. 2 fighter in the division. However, now the that bout is less than two weeks away, Condit is willing to throw out the rankings and concentrate on the task ahead.

    "Whether he's the No. 1 ranked contender or he's not, he's still a phenomenal fighter," Condit said. "It's going to be a huge test of my skills, and I've got to focus on who's in front of me right now. After that, then we'll think about the next set."

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    If any fighter deserves bashing, it's Nick "The Flake" Diaz.

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    Until the money from the GSP fight dries up, I don't think we'll see Nick again because his current demands are not commensurate with his current standing in the division and he probably even knows that and is just making ludicrous demands on the off chance somebody gets injured etc.

    What's interesting is that Nick is wasting his prime years simply not fighting and thus, not making that PPV money, which isn't going to be around forever. Even at this moment, Nick can make a really respectable show pay, squirrel it away and not have to worry about being 50 Cent's bodyguard once his fighting career is done (errrr, in his case, Willie Nelson's). Nick's interesting that way, as I'm not sure he cares all that much about making "THE MOST HE CAN" out of fighting, but may end up being one of these guys crying poor in a decade.

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    Man, there are so many rematches I would love to see condit take. If not nick, hopefully he can rematch Rory or hendricks down the line.



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    Doesn't really surprise me. Nick, unless he can box Condit in, is going to have the same problems with Condit's mobility as he had in the first fight. The only difference in a rematch that I can see is Condit being slightly more aggressive to prove a point.
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    I'd like to see this rematch. I'd back Condit again, definitively, because while Diaz is going about trying to big fights by talking it up and trading off of his dwindling relevance, Condit is training full time and fighting the elite of the division trying to win his way back to a title shot.

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    Diaz is a legend in his own mind but actually old news. He cant even win against top contenders much less champions.Maybe he is holding out for Ronda rousey ?
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    Diaz is wasted potential.I'm trying not to fighter bash man,but the guy,he's a good fighter but he has a complex about what's owed to him,and he damn sure seems to think he's a great...he's not.He probably could've been,but he's about as sore a loser as they come.Humility is needed,and he has none.I personally dislike him almost as much as I dislike Josh Koscheck.Toss up,really.However....it takes all kinds.

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