Carlos Condit still among top welterweights in UFC

UFC heavyweight star Carlos Condit says he's back on track and is looking forward to taking on...

UFC heavyweight star Carlos Condit says he's back on track and is looking forward to taking on stiff competition like George St. Pierre once again. (Pierre-Paul Poulin/QMI Agency)

Neil Springer, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:54 PM ET

Following a thrilling, unanimous-decision loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 158 in March, Carlos (The Natural Born Killer) Condit was fielding questions from reporters when he had a startling realization.

"At the last fight, in Montreal, I was sitting at the post-fight press conference, looking to my right and looking to my left, and I realized I'd fought every one of these guys sitting up on stage," Condit told QMI Agency during a phone interview.

Joining Condit at the presser were four of the top-ranked 170-pound fighters on the planet: Hendricks, Nick Diaz, Jake Ellenberger and welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.

In total, the former interim titleholder has locked horns with six of the competitors who currently hold spots on the UFC's official welterweight rankings. By contrast, St. Pierre has fought two and will battle his third when he meets Hendricks in November.


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