Carlos Condit has competed in world title fights and main events, but the level of excitement around his December bout with Matt Brown is different.
The two will be on the main card of UFC on FOX 9 in a fight that the general public has been asking for.
Condit is coming off a win over Martin Kampmann, while Brown has picked up six consecutive victories.
“I am super excited to fight Matt,” said Condit, during a recent press conference. “It’s a great fight as far as styles go and it should make for a real exciting fight.
“After my last fight, there was some buzz about me facing Matt. As soon as the fight was made, my Twitter blew up. People were losing it and are really excited for this fight.”
Since falling to Georges St-Pierre in a title unification bout, Condit has gone 1-1, as Johny Hendricks also defeated him.