Over nine months have gone by now since Carlos Condit trashed his knee, during his stoppage loss to Tyron Woodley in March, and “The Natural Born Killer” is talking about his return.
Condit, who injured his ACL and meniscus at UFC 171, recently did an interview with Albuquerque’s KRQE News. The 30 year-old relayed that his knee’s “feeling good” and that he’s hoping to book his next fight soon.
When asked who he’d be interested in fighting, however, Condit relayed (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“You know, Nick Diaz is back in the picture and I was thinking about maybe after he fights Anderson Silva getting that shot at him,” Condit said “Doing a rematch and kind of settling the score.”
Before Condit faced Woodley in March, he claimed Diaz had been offered a rematch with him, but had turned it down. So, while that’s likely a rematch a ton of people would like to see, it doesn’t sound like it’s a fight Diaz is interested in. Of course that could change, depending on how things go in his January 31st bout with Silva.
The two fought in February, 2012, and Condit emerged with the interim welterweight title via a tightly contested, decision win.
Rory MacDonald has long talked of his wish to rematch Condit, so perhaps that’s a bout the UFC might consider, since Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks III is likely next.
Condit and MacDonald fought in 2010, and the latter was ahead on the scorecards, but the former interim champ went on to score a third round, stoppage win.
Prior to facing Woodley, Condit stopped Martin Kampmann in the fourth round, in August, 2013.