Are you looking for some good, MMA news? In light of what’s gone down this past week? Well you may be happy to hear that Carlos Condit’s hoping to fight again in the near future.
The 30 year, former interim welterweight champ hasn’t fought now since March, when he trashed his knee while fighting Tyron Woodley. Condit’s recovered from the ACL tear that sidelined him for most of 2014, and while talking to the media at UFC 183, he relayed the following (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I’m going to try to get on the card here in May, in Vegas,” Condit said. “I don’t think the headline has been announced, but that’s my timeline.”
When asked who he wants to fight, Condit noted that most of the top contenders at 170 are currently booked for fights. Case in point, the #1 ranked Johny Hendricks is set to face the #6 positioned Matt Brown on March 14th, and the #2 ranked Rory MacDonald will scrap the #5 place Hector Lombard on April 25th.
The #7 ranked Demian Maia will battle the #15 positioned Ryan LaFlare on March 21st. The aforementioned Woodley, who is ranked #3, is coming off a UD win over the #10 placed Kelvin Gastelum last weekend.
Condit, meanwhile, is sitting at #4. Prior to facing Woodley, Condit took out Martin Kampmann in August, 2013.
The only other men to defeat Condit since 2009 and former champs, Georges St-Piere and the aforementioned Hendricks.