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JNPO Classic: Carlos Condit and the build to UFC 132


Back on the June 30, 2011, edition of the WGAM MMA Show -- a weekly show I used to host on ESPN NH -- myself and co-host PJ Huot were getting ready for the 4th of July weekend and a pretty exciting UFC 132 card.

The highlight of the show was former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit as our featured guest as he set to make his fifth appearance in the UFC, taking on Stun Gun Kim on the PPV main card.

Condit was on with us for roughly 15 minutes, going through everything from the origin of his nickname, his preparation going into the Kim fight (originally slated to be Chris Lytle), the transition in going from the WEC to UFC, and Kim's unexpected trash talk. I think I said "talk about" roughly 1000 times.

PJ and I went over the full card, headlined by then-bantamweight champion Domnick Cruz and Urijah Faber's first meeting and also the first time a 135-pound title fight headlined a UFC show. We talked about the co-main event (Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben) and what we expected to be the final ride for former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz who was set to face Ryan Bader.

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