Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/12/13
Carlos Condit's curiosity about mixed martial arts took him to a phone book in his native Albuquerque. "I found Jackson's Submission Fighting," Condit told FOXSports.com. "The name hadn't been changed to Jackson's MMA yet." In high school, Condit engaged in wrestling, a sport that seemed tame compared to his introduction to MMA as a 9-year-old. Condit watched Royce Gracie choke opponents with his gi, the white uniform Gracie wore as he dominated the early days of the UFC. That initial fascination turned Condit into a professional at 18 and a decade later Condit finds himself again on the cusp of another potential title shot at UFC 158 in Montreal on Saturday. "I knew early on that he was a scrapper," said Greg Jackson, founder of Jackson's MMA. "He always had a fire about him. I remember as a very young man, he trained really hard and was really competitive. There weren't many people who worked as hard as Carlos did." Condit's worth ethic -- or at least his ability to adapt -- w...
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