UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit won a tough 5 round decision against Nick Diaz at UFC 143. A week later he was ready to do it all again, agreeing to rematch Diaz while they waited for champ Georges St. Pierre to recover from ACL surgery.
Unfortunately Diaz failed his drug test after UFC 143, coming up positive for marijuana use.
Condit spoke to Sports Illustrated about the Diaz situation:
"I don't care (about Diaz using marijuana before the fight)," Condit said. "The thing about it is, it's something they test for. It's against the Nevada [State] Athletic Commission [rules]. I don't really consider it to be a performance-enhancing drug, but the fact is, they're testing for it. And you know they're testing for it. Whatever you do in between camps, if you know they're testing for this stuff then you've got to figure something out. In the past, he's said, 'Oh, I can smoke and I can pass these tests no problem.' That attitude kind of came back and bit him in the ass."
Now Condit is expected to wait for GSP to recover from surgery so they can put on a title-unification bout in the fall. Condit was originally going to face St. Pierre last fall at UFC 137, but GSP strained his left knee and had to bow out of the bout.