Common opponent Condit makes his pick for UFC champ St-Pierre vs. Hendricks


With eight total rounds of experience with the fighters, former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit has a prediction for the upcoming title fight between welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and top contender Johny Hendricks.

Condit, who suffered a decision loss in a title-unification bout with St-Pierre in November, missed out on a potential rematch when he dropped a narrow decision to Hendricks earlier this month at UFC 158.

That title eliminator set up a bout between St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) and Hendricks 15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), which is expected to take place in late summer or early fall.

And which fighter does common opponent Condit predict will win?

“I’m going to have to go with Georges St-Pierre,” Condit said on Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV. “Georges St-Pierre, he’s just a more polished fighter. Johny Hendricks, he’s dangerous, and he’s got good skills, but he’s a little rough around the edges when it comes to his whole game.

“Georges is just such a technician. He puts together things so well, and he’s just a sharp, clean fighter, and I think that’s going to make a difference in that matchup.”

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported, noted MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa recently opened St-Pierre as a -225 favorite over Hendricks (+175). St-Pierre and Hendricks are ranked No. 1 and 2 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings.

As for Condit, he recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio he’s open to a rematch with fellow contender Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC). Condit delivered MacDonald his only UFC loss in a rousing come-from-behind performance at UFC 115.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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