When Carlos Condit learned that he’d be replacing Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 137 against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he felt that a life of discipline and dedication was coming to fruition.
So, there’s no telling where his head is at now that it’s been revealed GSP has been injured and forced out of their title fight. Though surely disappointing, the blow is softened by the fact that UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the champ shouldn’t be out of action for too long and that Condit will be keeping his spot at the top of the heap while the champion recovers.
How long exactly it will take for the champ to rehab his sprained knee is unknown, but GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi told MMAFighting.com that he predicts the champ will be off of the leg for at least a month’s time.
“He’s out for a month,” Zahabi said. “I would say at least a month he can’t train. So unfortunately, he’s out of the fight, that’s for sure.”
Zahabi assured that the injury was severe enough that there was absolutely no hope of St-Pierre competing at UFC 137.
“He’s not in any condition to fight,” he said. “No doctor will clear him.”
It’s been an absolute roller coaster of a ride lately for the 27-5 welterweight fighter, who earned his shot at GSP largely by virtue of incredibly impressive performances against Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim. Condit last appeared in action in July at UFC 132 against Kim, earning a spectacular first-round knockout over the very tough South Korean.