UFC 143 Open Workout Quotes
Read what the fighters had to say...
UFC® 143: DIAZ vs CONDIT
*OPEN WORKOUT FLASH QUOTES*
Las Vegas, Nevada – On Saturday night, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Pay-Per-View, elite welterweights Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit throw down for the interim UFC 170lbs championship in what some are predicting will be the fight of the year. Also on the stacked card, heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum collide and former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck returns to action to face fellow NCAA Division I grappler Mike Pierce.
The six athletes had the following to say at today’s open workouts:
Nick Diaz, UFC interim welterweight contender (@NickDiaz209)
“I don’t have it out for people, but I know who I am supposed to fight to be the best andthat’s why I’m in this fight with Carlos Condit. He’s the next guy I need to prove myself against. We are both top level and we win by doing damage, not by trying to score points. He has a realistic fighting style like I do. I am not crazy, in my opinion everyone else is crazy. It is real fighting, real martial arts.
Carlos is a very well rounded guy. He’s tough and it will be a fight. I’m cool with him, but like always I don’t want to be around him because I am fighting him. I don’t act one way in front of a camera and another way when I’m not. I’m emotional but I don’t stage anything. People say I am crazy but I think other people are crazy for acting all nice around people they are supposed to fight. I don’t put on a show, what you see is what you get, and sorry some people can’t handlethat.
With me, you get the real me, real martial arts and a real warrior mentality. I don’t act friends with anyone I am going to fight. That’s crazy, I don’t understand that. Some people aren’t mature enough to understand I don’t want to put on an act for the cameras. I’m real. I’m acting natural, I don’t want to be friends around a guy I am about to fight.
This isn’t soccer, it is fighting. I’ve got no problem that this is a sporting event and being respectful but it is a fight. It is what it is. It matters how I am seen by fans, sometimes I care, sometimes I don’t but when I think about it I try to be real.”
Carlos Condit, UFC interim welterweight contender (@CarlosCondit)
“It’s been a crazy roller-coaster, this last few months. First I was fighting BJ Penn, then Georges St-Pierre for the belt, now Nick Diaz for the interim belt. I just know I am ready. I’m ready to spoil the plans for GSP to come back and fight Diaz. I understand Diaz has said things to upset Georges, I understand he wants to fight him, but it won’t be next. When GSP comes back, I will be the interim champion.
Roy Nelson, UFC heavyweight contender (@RoyNelsonMMA)