The second time Carlos Condit spars, he hits twice as hard. It isn’t out of malice or frustration; it’s still morning, and the day is just beginning. Condit is merely picking up the pace.
It’s early November, and the 28-year-old welterweight fighter—compact, intense and pouring with sweat—is preparing for the fight of his life. In two weeks, he’ll face Georges St-Pierre, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, in the welterweight world championship.