Carlos Condit Aiming For Early 2015 Return
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.18.2014
Condit comments on his ACL replacement...
Carlos Condit recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his recovery from ACL replacement surgery and more. Check out the highlights:
On recovering from his surgery: "I was walking pretty much immediately. I was on crutches for a week or two; I had a brace for a little bit longer than that. Recovery is going well. It's slow going. It's a long process, but it's going well. Seeing my peers coming back and doing as well or better than they did before they were injured – but it's also the fact this happened in a fight. That gives me motivation."
On the injury: "I think that it was a freak thing. I've been taken down a hell of a lot of times in fights recently and that didn't happen. It was a freak thing, but he won the fight. I'm not going to take the win away from him. But the knee injury, that would happen. You see guys step wrong and it happens. I don't know. He initiated the takedown and I got hurt."
On the current welterweight division: "It's frustrating being out all-around. Seeing Matt Brown going and getting the title eliminator fight (against Robbie Lawler) when I was supposed to fight him. Seeing all these guys that I'm in the mix with just moving up. I just have to watch as a spectator at this point and I have to focus of making myself better and getting to a place where I can compete again."
On a rematch with Woodley: "I'm going to get that rematch. Whether it's my first fight back or it's down the road, I'll get that rematch. I want to rematch everybody I've lost to. I'm 2-0 in rematches in my career or something like that."
On his return: "I'm definitely excited. There's a lot of excitement in the division right now and part of that is the guys I'm possibly going to be matched up against when I come back. It's a good time to be involved in the division. I'm still trying to get that title belt. I still got some time to gain. I'm coming back better, I'm coming back stronger."