Matt Brown has suffered an injury that’s forced him to withdraw from his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona later this month.
Brown is believed to have torn his ACL and unfortunately it looks like the veteran campaigner could now be out for as long as 9-12 months recovering from the injury.
That’s a real blow for the 37-year-old, who had been on the verge of retiring last year, before a first round KO win over Diego Sanchez convinced him he still had what it takes to continue competing.
However, from the sounds of things this latest setback hasn’t changed Brown’s mind about his decision not to hang up his gloves.
“Wish it was all April Fools but I did tear my acl over the weekend,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “I hope @CarlosCondit gets an opponent and doesn’t have to lose out on the opportunity. We’ll do it for sure when I’m back. #thirdtimeisacharm.”
No doubt the UFC will be eager to keep Condit in the co-main event spot if possible, but with less than two weeks to go until fight night it remains to be seen if they will be able to find him a suitable opponent.