One of the more entertaining fighters in UFC history is calling it a career. Tonight, The Natural Born Killer’s manager confirmed with MMA Fighting that Carlos Condit (32-14) has decided to call it a career.
The last time we saw Condit was back in July when he lost to Max Griffin at UFC 264. That loss snapped a two-fight win streak for Condit which had him thinking about another run up the welterweight ladder.
However, Condit has decided that he’s reached the end at 37 years old. Last year was a monumental year for Condit. Condit had fallen on really rough times in the UFC between 2016 and 2020.
The former interim UFC champion lost five fights in a row and many within the promotion were wondering if Condit would get cut. However, the promotion gave him a shot on Fight Island and he picked up a win over Court McGee.
After that win, he fought Matt Brown on the UFC‘s first card on ABC and picked up another victory. However, he couldn’t string things together against Griffin and that was the final blow to his career.
Condit’s UFC legacy
Condit rose to popularity when he became the welterweight champion of the WEC. However, it wasn’t until his UFC run where things really took off for NBK. After losing a split decision in his UFC debut, Condit went on an incredible run.
He would win five straight fights culminating with a decision win over Nick Diaz to capture the UFC interim welterweight title. While Condit ultimately fell short in his attempt to become undisputed champion, nobody can take away his interim title.
The greatest fight of Condit’s career took place at UFC 195 in 2016. He went to war with Robbie Lawler for the undisputed UFC welterweight title. While most believe that Condit won the fight, Lawler’s hand was raised that night.
Throughout his career, Condit provided nothing but excellent fights and fun moments. One of the real ones hung up the gloves for good today.