Former Interim Welterweight champion, Carlos Condit has announced that he's set to return to the UFC and wants to start settling scores.
Condit lost his fight against Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 in March with a knee injury and has been on the sidelines recuperating ever since.
After having surgery for a torn ACL and a partially torn meniscus, Condit has kind of become the forgotten man of the Welterweight elite and he's ready to change that.
Road to recovery is one of development
Speaking to krqe.com, Condit told of how he's taken the time to work on his game and fix the holes as he aims to recover from losing three of his last four fights.
“This time off has given me the opportunity to really work on stuff that I really needed to work on, as opposed to training for a particular opponent,” said Condit.
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“I think when you are training for a fight, you don’t have the time to grow and focus on your personal development as an athlete. Now that I have had this time, I've really worked on the stuff I needed to work on to get back in the win column.”
And how does he plan to get back into that win column? By having another fight with Nick Diaz.
Diaz first, the rest after
Stockton's finest is set to face-off against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 at the end of January and regardless of the result, Condit wants him next.
"You know, Nick Diaz is back in the picture and I was thinking about maybe after he fights Anderson Silva getting that shot at him. Doing a rematch and kind of settling the score.
"Nick, for whatever reason, I'm sure he's got his reasons, didn't take the fight," Condit said in March. "But in the future I would be interested in the fight. I think rematches are always intriguing, especially when they're close like that one."
Knowing Diaz's propensity to take long breaks between his fights and Condit looking to return in the next few months, he could be faced up against someone else and that's fine.
"I'm taking it easy," said Condit. "But if the UFC comes through with a fight I'll be ready to get into camp."