Carlos Condit has dropped two straight bouts, but they were good showings against champion Georges St. Pierre and No. 1-ranked Johny Hendricks. Condit's No. 2 ranking is well deserved considering what he has shown against the two best in the division.
Condit's manager Malki Kawa mentioned that he will talk to Condit to see if he wants to return in August or September.
Condit deserves a top 10 opponent, but the majority of the ranked fighters are already booked and would be unavailable for those dates. That makes it a bit harder to line him up with a well-ranked athlete for his return. Also, other fighters that are near the top 10 would have trouble making the turn around for the date.
That leaves few quality options.
Here are five options for Condit's return to the Octagon.