Former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit retires from blended martial arts

“The Pure Born Killer” Carlos Condit has referred to as it a profession.

The previous UFC interim welterweight champion has notified the UFC that he has retired from lively competitors following practically 12 years spent with the promotion.

Sources initially alerted MMA Preventing on Thursday that Condit had retired. His longtime supervisor Malki Kawa from First Spherical Administration then confirmed the information to MMA Preventing after the 37-year-old fighter beforehand gave discover to the UFC.

All through his profession, Condit was lengthy thought-about to be top-of-the-line welterweights within the sport in addition to one of the thrilling fighters on the roster at any given time.

After first debuting in 2002, Condit competed on the regional combat circuit till first gaining notoriety for a knockout win over Ross Ebanez at a Rumble on the Rock present in Hawaii. He then entered the promotion’s welterweight match the place he promptly knocked out UFC veteran Renato “Charuto” Verissimo earlier than pulling off a submission towards ex-UFC title contender Frank Trigg.

In 2007, Condit joined the roster on the WEC the place he claimed the vacant welterweight title in his second combat with the promotion with a submission win over John Alessio. He went on to defend his belt 3 times earlier than transferring onto the UFC roster.

Following a razor-close break up resolution loss to Martin Kampmann in his debut, Condit then tore by way of his subsequent 5 wins in a row, together with highlight-reel knockouts over Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim, earlier than claiming the interim welterweight title with a unanimous resolution victory towards Nick Diaz.

He was by no means in a position to declare the undisputed UFC title, nevertheless, after struggling a choice loss to Georges St-Pierre in his subsequent combat.

Whereas the previous few years had been more durable on Condit after he went on a five-fight shedding streak, the all the time sturdy New Mexico native bounced again with two extra wins over Court docket McGee and Matt Brown.

His final look with the UFC got here again in July when he misplaced a choice to Max Griffin.

Condit’s profession involves an finish with a 32-14 report total, together with a surprising ending proportion with 28 of these victories coming by means of knockout or submission.

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