Carlos Condit knee surgery scheduled for March 28, UFC return date unknown

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit will undergo surgery this Friday, hoping to make a return sooner rather than later.

It looks like Carlos Condit is going to be out for a while and bumped from the welterweight title picture for the foreseeable future.

"The Natural Born Killer" will be heading into the surgery room on Friday (March 28) to repair his damaged right knee, according to his manager Malki Kawa, who shared the news with FOX Sports.

The Greg Jackson-trained fighter was on the receiving end of agony during his fight with Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 a few weeks back, after "The Chosen One" landed a takedown in the second round and hacked at Condit's legs when the Albuquerque resident made his way back up to his feet.

Condit tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), along with suffering a partially torn meniscus, during the bout. Woodley was awarded the technical knockout win, even though some feel like the victory shouldn't have counted.

As for the one-time UFC interim welterweight champion, he will spend time on the shelf with an unexpected return date. It's possible the former WEC standout will be out of action for the rest of 2014.

There are a few fighters recovering from that same injury at the moment, including Rashad Evans, Conor McGregor and Julianna Pena.

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre took 11 months to heal up from the same malady, returning against Condit at UFC 154 and took home the unanimous decision victory -- and the belt, too.

It's going to be a tough road to recovery for the 30-year-old veteran, who only has one win out of his past four fights. Will Condit look the same once he comes back?

Time will tell.

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