March 17th, 2015 by index
It has been almost a year since former interim Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit stepped inside the UFC Octagon. And not only did he lose his match to Tyron Woodley in devastating fashion via knockout, the end result was not really too pretty for him s well as he suffered a torn meniscus and ACL that put him on the shelf indefinitely.
Moreover, the loss meant that his record in his last four fights was down to 1-3 and now, the Natural Born Killer is ready to make his return to the Octagon and start making up for lost time. According to reports, Condit could face Thiago Alves in a match scheduled for the end of May or early in June with both the fighters as well as UFC officials agreeing on making the match happen.
Carlos Condit, who has a professional record of 29-8, has hit a very difficult patch of form ever since he defeated Nick Diaz to win the interim championship belt. The fact that he had to face three extremely difficult challenges in the form of Georges St. Pierre, Woodley and Johnny Hendricks also didn’t help his cause much. But he did manage to secure a win against Martin Kampmann in between, avenging the loss on his debut fight in the UFC in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
January 19th, 2015 by index
Carlos Condit hasn’t been able to fight in the UFC in more than a year since his last fight.
He suffered a knee injury in his match against Tyron Woodley that took place last year in the month of March. If Condit managed to win, he would’ve qualified for the UFC title fight. Condit had to spend most of 2014 recovering from his injury; he also had to undergo a knee surgery after which he needed rehabilitating.
Condit is currently training for his return to UFC. He is aiming at getting back in the competition this year. Condit said that he is feeling good and further added that he is very close to being able to perform to the best of his ability. Read the rest of this entry »
December 11th, 2014 by index
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit has been on the treatment table ever since he tore an ACL and a meniscus in a losing cause against the hard hitting Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 in March this year.
Having been passed fit enough to do light training, Condit has already hit the gym and is looking for a return to action as early as March or April next year.
Condit said that he has been given permission by his medical team to return t the gym and start doing some very light sparring and training. He added that, however, does not entail he will be as explosive in training as he is in matches and he has also been asked not to do anything quickly.
The former interim title holder, who lost the belt in a title unification bout against Georges St. Pierre, said that he can run a little, hit the mitts and do a lot of other basic things. But Carlos Condit admitted that it is still too early to go all out on anything as well.
The Natural Born Killer said that he can do jiu-jitsu from the ground, but he has to be careful about going for explosive takedown manoeuvres and things like that which can blow his knee out again.
Although he doesn’t have any opponent in mind for his return to action, but if things go according to plan and he doesn’t suffer any relapse of the injury, he has a tentative timeline on his mind for his return to the cage.
Carlos Condit said that at the moment, he is looking forward to getting back into the cage as early as his knee permits him to and is hoping for a spring return in March or April.