Condit Promises Fight With Matt Brown Will Be Worth The Wait

Condit Promises Fight With Matt Brown Will Be Worth The Wait


One of the most anticipated scraps of the year between Matt Brown and Carlos Condit, was cancelled earlier this week. Brown had to withdraw from the bout due to injury, after he herniated two discs in his back. It couldn’t have come at a worse time for the UFC or Condit with the event only being one week away.

Brown is one of eight fighters who have had to drop out of UFC On Fox 9 so far. Anthony Pettis was originally scheduled to defend his lightweight belt against T.J. Grant as the card’a main event, but Grant had to withdraw. Pettis was then set to face of against Josh Thompson but then Pettis got injured. Ian Mccall, John Dodson, Jamie Varner, Kevin Gastelum and John Moraga all have had to drop out with injuries.

Yesterday the former UFC interim champion,Condit, released a statement regarding Brown’s withdrawal from the fight:

“I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury. This was a fight that I was looking forward to immensely, and I know it was a fight the fans have been excited to see. When the fight does happen, I promise that the wait will be worth it.

Right now I’m going to spend time with my family over the holidays, and hope that Matt heals up quickly so that we can reschedule this fight soon.

Thanks to all of the fans out there for their support.”

–Carlos Condit

UFC on FOX 9 is next Saturday at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will now feature a flyweight title rematch between the champ Demetrious Johnson and number one contender Joseph Benavidez. The co-main event is a bantamweight matchup between top contenders Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald.

The UFC haven’t yet officially announced if the fight between Brown and Condit will be rescheduled. Or whether Condit will take on another opponent. It will most likely come down to how long “The Immortal” takes to recover.

I for one hope the UFC does indeed re-book the match and that it comes sooner, rather than later. However, if Brown is going to be sidelined for some time, then there is always Robbie Lawler, who fills the spot nicely. If not Lawler I’m sure one fight Nick Diaz would be interested in, would be a rematch against “The Natural Born Killer”.

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  • MagicMMA

    Hopefully it's rescheduled, otherwise give Condit Lawler or maybe even Woodly. It really ***** how many big names have been removed from this card. Next thing we know Mendes and Lentz are headlining

  • SatelliteMan

    Question, does Condit in this situation get any sort of cancellation pay from the UFC?

  • IGMBurninPiff

    As much as everyone including myself wanted to watch that fight. I said from the beginning it was a gift from the UFC and Condit calling for it that Immortal was ever getting that fight. So if it's not like the shortest wait it should be skipped over. Condit Lawler makes the most sense. Woodley is waiting in the wings, after Lombard smashed Shields he'll be right up there.

  • watermelon fresh

    Does Condit get paid anything since fight is cancelled?

    • enjoylife321

      Dana said he promises to pay Condit with some insults after the fight if he doesn't perform well.

      • watermelon fresh


  • Entity

    Heirniated discs (2) isnt something that heals and is easily redamaged. I dont see how he can even continue fighting unless he goes for surgery. This is NOT good for Brown. That injury is painful as h3ll.

  • watermelon fresh

    Yea, pretty serious stuff. I heard of a lot of football players suffering that injury.