Carlos Condit Retires From MMA
The UFC has been filled with violent and exciting fighters over the years. But few truly embody the true fighting spirit in the same way as the man known as The Natural Born Killer. Today, news broke via ESPN that Carlos Condit has decided to step away from active MMA competition at the age of 37.
Condit fought professionally for 19 years, capturing titles in Rumble On The Rock and the WEC before entering the UFC. His highest career achievement came when he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 143 to win the interim UFC Welterweight Championship. Although he was unsuccessful in the unification bout with GSP, he came very close to KOing one of the GOATs with a head kick, and a few years later had a Fight Of The Year against Robbie Lawler for the 170lb title.
After losing the war to Lawler, Condit went on a losing skid, dropping 5 straight fights before bouncing back in October 2020 with a unanimous decision over Court McGee. He went back to back by beating fellow veteran Matt Brown in January this year, but came up short yet again in July, falling short via decision to Max Griffin.
Thoughts: They just don't make them like Carlos Condit anymore. A real warrior who loved the most violent aspects of MMA, it was extremely rare to find a Condit fight that wasn't an absolute barnburner. Wishing Condit all the best in his retirement, and thank him for the entertainment and memories.