WELCOME BACK CARLOS CONDIT, YOU'VE BEEN SORELY MISSED
By Dan Shapiro, FIGHTLAND
Remember that time Carlos Condit almost finished GSP? It was incredible. Condit landed a left head kick, shin flush on the former welterweight champ’s head, in the third round of their UFC 154 main event. It was the closest anyone’s come to stopping St. Pierre during his last 12 fights.
Then there was that time when Condit came back to top Rory MacDonald at UFC 115. That was epic.
With MacDonald looking impressive and dominant through the first two rounds of his UFC debut, Condit kicked it into overdrive in the third, using his wiry range and ninja style to lay a beating on the young Canadian.
Referee Kevin Dornan stepped in to break up the ruckus with just seven seconds remaining, and to this day, MacDonald and his hometown Vancouver brethren are still more-than a little heated about the finish.