Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, one of the violent fighters within the promotion’s historical past, is looking it a profession.
On Thursday, Condit’s supervisor, Malki Kawa of First Spherical Administration, confirmed to MMA Junkie that “The Pure 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 contains 46 complete fights. Condit was 18-4 when he made his WEC debut in January 2007 and proceeded to assert the promotion’s vacant welterweight title in simply his second battle, a rear-naked choke submission of John Alessio.
Condit defended the WEC title 3 times and was nonetheless champion when the promotion was absorbed by the UFC in early 2009. Condit’s UFC tenure kicked off with a cut up choice loss to Martin Kampmann, however he rebounded with a five-fight successful streak. That included a cut up choice over Jake Ellenberger, adopted by knockouts in opposition to Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim. His streak culminated with a unanimous choice win over Nick Diaz to assert the UFC interim welterweight title, which arrange Condit for a title unifier in opposition to Georges St-Pierre.
Condit misplaced a unanimous choice 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 ultimate 13 UFC fights.
Accidents pressured Condit into two lengthy layoffs (15 months and practically two yr). On a five-fight dropping streak, Condit returned from the practically two-year layoff to win back-to-back choices over Courtroom McGee and Matt Brown in late 2020 and earlier this yr, respectively. Condit’s ultimate battle occurred on July 10 at UFC 264 the place he misplaced a choice to Max Griffin.
Condit finishes his UFC profession with the second-most battle night time bonuses in promotion historical past (7).