Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit has announced that he is hanging up the 4oz gloves.
The 37-year-old last fought in July where he lost by unanimous decision to Max Griffin, snapping a two-fight win streak (wins against Matt Brown and Court McGee) after he returned to the cage after a near two-year hiatus. Prior to that, the former WEC standout had lost five straight in the Octagon against the likes of Robbie Lawler and Demian Maia.
Condit’s manager Malki Kawa confirmed the news to MMA Fighting after reports first emerged late Thursday.
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‘The Natural Born Killer’ will be fondly remembered for being one of the sport’s grittiest fighters of his generation. Condit won the vacant WEC 170-pound title in just his second fight for the promotion against John Alessio and remained unbeaten in the promotion through five fights before losing a split decision in his UFC debut to Denmark’s Martin Kampmann.
Condit then won his next five, including the interim title win against Nick Diaz, before losing in his bid to claim unanimous gold in a fight with Georges St-Pierre. This defeat led to the least fertile part of Condit’s career during which time he would lose eight of his next ten before rebounding with those wins against McGee and Brown — the latter of which was a highly-sought after fight which had been mooted for years.
Condit’s final career record shows 32 wins against 14 losses, with an incredible 28 of those victories coming by way of knockout of submission.