‘Cowboy’ only took short-notice UFC on FOX 29 fight because it’s against Condit

Alex Oliveira was training in his hometown of Tres Rios, Brazil, when he found out that Carlos Condit was left without an opponent for UFC on FOX 29 after Matt Brown pulled out due to an injury.

Oliveira, who underwent the first surgery of his life earlier this year to fix a nose fracture, was back in training for a few weeks already, and his manager Alex Davis called with the offer to step in against Condit on April 14 in Glendale, Ariz.

Cowboy” weighed 184.4 pounds when he accepted...

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