UFC 195: Carlos Condit Had no Doubt He’d “Come Back Stronger” After Serious Knee Injury
By FCF Staff
Carlos Condit went down with a serious knee injury last year, but the perennial contender never lost faith that he’d be a force in the UFC’s welterweight division once again.
Condit had to undergo knee surgery last spring, after he injured his knee while fighting Tyron Woodley in March, and lost via TKO. “The Natural Born Killer” finally returned to the Octagon this past May, and went on to stop Thiago Alves.
Up next, the 31 year-old has been tapped to fight champion Robbie Lawler on January 2nd at UFC 195. Recently Condit spoke to UFC.com, and while reflecting on his knee injury, he stated:
“When you’re in training camp you’re training for a specific opponent instead of working on your own personal growth as a martial artist,” Condit said. “In the time off I was able to focus on the things I needed to work on instead of game planning for a particular opponent.
“When I got hurt there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to come back and come back stronger. I just stayed focused and I never really got into a place where I was in despair. Injuries happen and you have to do your best to recover and come back.”
UFC 195 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lawler will be fighting for the first time since he stopped Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 in July.