The "Natural Born Killer" is ready to make his return to the Octagon in the new year.
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is nearly 100 percent following his knee surgery this past March to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and partially torn meniscus that he suffered during his UFC 171 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event bout against Tyron Woodley.
Condit spoke with local Albuquerque news station KRQE earlier this week, noting his rehab is going well and he plans on returning to the Octagon in early 2015. Without an opponent lined up, Condit opted to call out the returning Nick Diaz, who fights Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31st.
"I'm feeling good. I'm getting back almost 100 percent. My knee is feeling good. I'm hoping to get a fight here in the near future... I'm good to go. You know Nick Diaz is back in the picture, and I was thinking about maybe -- you know -- maybe after he fights Anderson Silva getting that shot at him again, doing a rematch and settling the score."
If Diaz wins, you can forget about those plans.
Condit and Diaz threw down once before, back at UFC 143 in 2012, with Condit earning the UFC interim welterweight strap in a hotly-contested unanimous decision victory (more on that here). Could we see the two fan-favorites rematch in 2015?
Time will tell.