Carlos Condit Hoping To Return Early Next Year

Former UFC interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit revealed that he’s hoping to return to action by March or April of next year after a serious knee injury.

Condit, speaking via sources said:

“In the early part of my recovery I saw every day as a challenge. There was plenty to do. I couldn’t do everything I wanted to do, but the things I could do were difficult and tedious. That helped me stay focused on putting one foot in front of the other and getting healthy. Rehab was tough from a physical standpoint, but it gave me something to do. I love a challenge. I got with a great Physical Therapist and he kicked my ass every time I went in there. He put me through seriously hard workouts and I need that sh**. If I sit around and I’m idle, I’m not a happy guy. I’m not really a sane person under those circumstances.”

“Balancing the mental aspect of recovery is tough. At some points I’m sure I’ve pushed too far or too hard and I’m lucky nothing happened. Then I would have to dial it back, but it’s definitely a fine line to walk. I’m trying to get back to health and even better than I was before, but also trying not to injure myself or extend my time off in the process.”

“I’ve basically been cleared to start doing some sparring and training as long as it is light. I have to be cautious of anything explosive movement-wise or doing anything too quickly. I can run, hit mitts and do plenty of other things. I just can’t go 100 percent on anything yet. I can do jiu-jitsu from the ground but I have to be careful with explosive takedowns and things like that. All of my training partners have been great and know I’m not 100 percent right now, so they’ve been able to get their work in without putting my knee in danger. Right now, I’m looking at getting back into the cage in March or April. That’s the plan and I’m working hard to make that happen.”

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