For my CBSSports.com column this week I had the opportunity to speak with WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Condit will be defending his title this Wednesday night (9 p.m. ET on Versus) in Albuquerque against Carlo Prater.

While the bout will mark Prater’s debut, it’s not the first time the two men have faced. In fact, in their previous meeting that took place in 2004, Prater defeated Condit.

Now, Condit is looking to avenge that loss in front of hometown fans. During the interview I asked Condit several questions pertaining to Prater, including what happened in their first encounter.

Q: You’re scheduled to defend the WEC welterweight title on Feb. 13 against Carlo Prater. You lost to Prater in a non-WEC fight that took place in 2004. For the benefit of people who might not have seen that fight, can you take us through it?

C.C.: We started out on our feet (and) I think he landed a front kick, or something. He initiated a clinch and took me down and we had a couple of grappling exchanges and he ended up sweeping me and taking my back and choking me. And that was pretty much the fight.

I also asked Condit whether any bad blood exists between the two.

Q: Is there any bad blood between the two of you on a personal level?

C.C.: No, not on a personal level but definitely on a professional level. He’s coming into my hometown and trying to take my cookie. That’s more on my mind than the past.

To read the entire interview, including whether Condit has any resentment towards Urijah Faber being promoted as the face of the WEC, just click here.

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