Carlos Condit will have to wait to continue his climb up the welterweight title ladder as he has been forced out of his bout against Chris Lytle at UFC 127 after a knee injury suffered in training.
The news of Condit’s withdraw was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by his manager Malki Kawa, and was initially reported by Sportsnet.CA on Wednesday.
According to Kawa, Condit will be sidelined for approximately 3 to 5 weeks dealing with the injury and they are shooting for a June return to the cage for the Team Jackson trained fighter.
Condit was coming into UFC 127 off of a huge win in his last fight, a devastating knockout of former welterweight title contender Dan Hardy in 2010.
As for his opponent Chris Lytle, he remains in a holding pattern waiting for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to find a replacement.
It’s expected that the UFC will find someone to step in and face the Indianapolis based fighter, but as of now no one has been slotted into the spot.