Originally Posted by kevint13
They did jerk Condit around. When GSP got hurt, he was promised the fight in February. Then after Diaz beat Penn, they asked Condit to "step aside" and let Diaz fight GSP. Then GSP got hurt again so they just had Condit and Diaz fight for the interim belt.
In some cases I would not be that upset with making a different fight than going with the #1 contender, especially when there are a few who have arguments as to who is the top guy. But with Hendricks I think it is pretty obvious that he deserves it the most.
And I agree, these guys go out and bust their asses to get to the top only to step aside when they are the most deserving. Fights should be made based on who deserves it fighting, not who can stir up the most controversy. But that is the difference between catering to the sport side and the business side.
they did .. but he eventually got the shot .. and had nine months training for gsp ... with some of gsp's ex coaches ... not many people would down that ... and on top of that ... gsp, was only given clearance to start training a few months before the fight with carlos ... i think that is the reason carlos was able to hold his own so well in the fight ... i don't think diaz will be so lucky ..