Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, probably the most violent fighters within the promotion’s historical past, is asking it a profession.
On Thursday, Condit’s supervisor, Malki Kawa of First Round Management, confirmed to MMA Junkie that “The Natural Born Killer” has determined to retire from the game. MMA Fighting was first to report the information.
Condit (32-14 MMA, 9-10 UFC), 37, is hanging up his gloves after an expert profession that dates again to September 2002 and consists of 46 whole fights. Condit was 18-4 when he made his WEC debut in January 2007 and proceeded to say the promotion’s vacant welterweight title in simply his second combat, a rear-naked choke submission of John Alessio.
Condit defended the WEC title thrice and was nonetheless champion when the promotion was absorbed by the UFC in early 2009. Condit’s UFC tenure kicked off with a break up determination loss to Martin Kampmann, however he rebounded with a five-fight successful streak. That included a break up determination over Jake Ellenberger, adopted by knockouts towards Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim. His streak culminated with a unanimous determination win over Nick Diaz to say the UFC interim welterweight title, which arrange Condit for a title unifier towards Georges St-Pierre.
Condit misplaced a unanimous determination to St-Pierre in November 2012 at UFC 154, and Condit by no means fairly bought again to his successful methods after that, going 4-9 in his closing 13 UFC fights.
Injuries compelled Condit into two lengthy layoffs (15 months and almost two 12 months). On a five-fight shedding streak, Condit returned from the almost two-year layoff to win back-to-back selections over Court McGee and Matt Brown in late 2020 and earlier this 12 months, respectively. Condit’s closing combat occurred on July 10 at UFC 264 the place he misplaced a call to Max Griffin.
Condit finishes his UFC profession with the second-most combat evening bonuses in promotion historical past (7).