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Diego Sanchez Willing To Fight Teammate Carlos Condit For The UFC Welterweight Title

This past weekend, Carlos Condit became UFC’s interim welterweight champion when he defeated Nick Diaz in the UFC 143 main event.  Condit’s teammate, Diego “Dream” Sanchez, is also on the hunt for the UFC 170-pound title as he clashes  with Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger as part of the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 1 main event on February 15th, 2012.

If Sanchez wins his next bout against Ellenberger, he’ll continue to climb up the 170-pound division.  Eventually, he may collide with Condit, his current training partner from Jackson-WinkleJohn Mixed Martial Arts gym in Albuquerque, N.M.  Sanchez admits that he would be willing to fight his teammate Condit if the opportunity arises.

From Diego Sanchez:

“We’ve all talked about this, the coaches, me and Carlos, we are absolutely fine fighting each other. It is something that has always been talked bout. We are willing to cross that bridge if that bridge presents itself. We both want UFC gold, that’s what we want for our family and have always wanted even as little kids, we have always wanted this. We are willing to do that. This all started with Rashad and Jon Jones. If we have to fight each other we will fight each other. Me and Carlos would be a war, we both know our strengths and weaknesses and it would be a great fight. If it happens it happens.”

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