UFC on Fox 9 was going to feature an important, exciting welterweight bout between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown. However, Brown has reportedly suffered two herniated discs during training, forcing him to withdrawal from his fight that was expected to take place this upcoming weekend. This is a devastating blow to the card as this fight was going to be an absolute war.
A replacement has yet to be named, so it’s going to be interesting to see what the UFC decides to do. If they can’t find an opponent, they may have to scrap the bout all together, which would be unfortunate for Condit. He’s coming off a dominant win over Martin Kampmann, so he was looking to beat Brown in hopes of getting a title shot.
Brown was also coming off a sterling win over Mike Pyle, which was his sixth straight win in the welterweight division. Hopefully he can make a speedy recovery, because he has a lot of momentum behind him right now. One more win, and he could be fighting for the title that is currently being held by Georges St. Pierre.
Unfortunately for Condit, Brown’s withdrawal means that he’s no longer going to be part of the upcoming card. Hopefully, the UFC can get organized and get him back on a card against a top opponent soon, because Condit could be close to yet another title shot as well.