If you were pretty stoked to see Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler throw down on November 14th, then your weekend is off to a bad start…
As you’ve probably heard by now, Lawler has been forced to drop out of his UFC 193 scrap with Condit, after incurring a thumb injury. Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm has been moved into the headlining spot for the Melbourne, Australia card.
“At this point, nope, I’m not fighting on the same card, and nope, I haven’t been offered any other opponents. Nothing other than the news that Robbie is out,” he said. “We don’t really have a timeline at this point on his return, but we’ll see.”
Condit was also asked if he’s hoping to take on the welterweight champ when he’s healed up, and the former interim champ stated:
“If it’s plausible for that to be my next fight, if he heals up in a decent amount of time, I would like to fight him. I was really really excited about this match up.”
So, we all knew that there was a good chance that one of the all-star bouts scheduled for the coming months would get punted. Here’s hoping this is the only one.
UFC 193 will be hosted by the Etihad Stadium, and will also feature Mark Hunt taking on fellow heavyweight contender “Bigfoot” Silva for a second time (which should be awesome). The card will also see Michael Bisping battle Australian middleweight, Robert Whittaker.
Other massive fights that are still booked for the fall / winter include Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone II, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, and Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, among several others.