Carlos Condit will undergo an MRI later this week. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A knee injury abruptly ended Carlos Condit’s fight against Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 on Saturday night. Now it’s a matter of finding out the extent of the damage.
While severity of that injury remains unclear, the worst-case scenario could mean a lengthy rehab for the former interim welterweight champion. Condit was taken to a hospital shortly after his loss to Woodley, where he was diagnosed with a possible small meniscus tear as well as a potential torn ACL, Jackson’s MMA general manager Ricky Kottenstette informed Sherdog.com on Sunday.
Condit is expected to undergo an MRI in Albuquerque, N.M., later this week once the swelling in his knee subsides. “The Natural Born Killer” appeared to first injure his knee while being taken down by Woodley in the second round of their fight at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. After a referee restart, Woodley landed a kick to Condit’s left leg, causing the New Mexican’s right leg to buckle as he collapsed in pain. The bout was immediately stopped at the 2:00 mark of round two.
Condit has now lost three of his last four fights inside the Octagon, including setbacks to former 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre and newly-crowned titlist Johny Hendricks.