It looks like Carlos Condit will get to enjoy the holiday season after all.
On Friday, Front Row Brian broke the news via Twitter that Condit’s next opponent Matt Brown, currently riding an incredible six-fight winning streak, would be forced to withdraw from their highly anticipated matchup set to take place co-main event of UFC on Fox 9 this Saturday in Sacramento.
<<<BREAKING>>>> Matt Brown is injured and out of his fight with Carlos Condit.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) December 6, 2013
Brown confirmed the rumors the following day and revealed he had suffered three herniated discs a week before the knowledge of his injuries had gone public.
Thanks for the support guys. I regret to inform all that I am out of the fight with Condit. I herniated 2 discs in my lower back this week.
— Matthew Brown (@IamTheImmortal) December 7, 2013
As a result, UFC officials were forced to pull Condit from the card and scrap the fight all together. But according to the “Natural Born Killer” he would have no problem rebooking the fight for a future date.
“I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury,” Condit said in a statement released by his camp. “This was a fight that I was looking forward to immensely, and I know it was a fight the fans have been excited to see. When the fight does happen, I promise that the wait will be worth it.”
Condit would later state he would be turning his attention away from fighting for a while and look to simply enjoy the holidays with his family now that his schedule has officially cleared up.
“Right now, I’m going to spend time with my family over the holidays and hope that Matt heals up quickly so that we can reschedule this fight soon,” Condit said. “Thanks to all of the fans out there for their support.”
With no timetable set for Brown’s return, UFC officials have yet to announce if rebooking the fight is a possibility for the near future. UFC on FOX 9 is set to take place on December 14, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The main card will air on FOX following prelims scheduled to air on FOX Sports 1.