Some bad news for the welterweight title picture came out this morning. Dana White went to twitter to announce to UFC fans that George St-Pierre was out of his February 4th title fight against Nick Diaz with a blown ACL.
@DanaWhite: GSP blown acl will be out for 10 mos. Now Condit vs Diaz for the interim welterweight title on Feb 4th in Las Vegas!!
Replacing Georges St-Pierre is former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (27-5). Condit holds a 4-1 record in the UFC with his only loss being a split decision to Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut. He was expected to fight Josh Koscheck at UFC 143, but will now step up to main event status to face Nick Diaz.
UFC bad boy Nick Diaz (26-7-1NC) was expected to make his UFC debut against Georges St-Pierre, but was replaced by Condit due to behavior issues on his part. He was then placed against BJ Penn in the co-main event. The main event was trashed because GSP pulled out due to injury and Diaz was once again the headliner. Diaz earned another shot at the title with his decisive victory over Penn at UFC 137.
It will be interesting to see what Nick Diaz has to say about this. Probably another conspiracy theory. Maybe we can blame the corporations and the 1%?