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Carlos Condit Withdraws From UFC 127, Hopes for June Return

A mild knee injury has knocked Carlos Condit out of his scheduled UFC 127 fight with Chris Lytle, MMA FIghting has confirmed. first reported the possibility of his withdrawal.

The injury is likely to keep Condit out of serious training for 5-6 weeks, his manager Malki Kawa told MMA Fighting.

Kawa said that Condit's goal is to return to action in June.

The surging Condit had won three straight fights, including an October knockout over former No. 1 contender Dan Hardy.

The former WEC welterweight champion has won 11 of his last 12 overall, with his only loss coming in a close split-decision to Martin Kampmann.

Meanwhile, Condit will be replaced by Brian Ebersole, a source close to the UFC told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, confirming a report from Ebersole (44-15, 1 no contest) would be making his UFC debut on the heels of a seven-fight win streak.

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