The UFC‘s Natural Born Killer is back. MMA Junkie was the first to report today that former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (32-13) will be returning to the octagon in July. Condit will be taking on Max Griffin (17-8) at UFC 264 on July 10th.
This fight is a very big opportunity for Max Griffin. Griffin will be making his 12th appearance with the UFC. He made his debut with the promotion back in 2016 when he took on another former interim welterweight champion in Colby Covington.
In his previous 11 trips into the octagon, Griffin has gone 5-6. While that’s certainly not the most impressive UFC record, he has been doing well as of late. Entering his July fight opposite of Carlos Condit, Griffin will be riding a two-fight win streak.
This is the first winning streak Griffin has had in the UFC. Up until this winning streak, the most impressive thing Griffin has done was score a victory over Mike Perry and that came back in 2018. Griffin last fought in March when he scored a first round knockout over Kenan Song.
Another UFC run for Condit?
In 2020, the UFC future looked pretty bleak for the former interim welterweight champion. Carlos Condit had dealt with injuries and entered the year having lost five fights in a row. The losing streak started when he lost a razor close title fight against Robbie Lawler at UFC 195.
The majority of people believe Condit should have became the undisputed champion that night. However, two judges gave the fight to Condit and that loss started the worst stretch of his professional career.
Back in October, Condit made his way to the UFC’s Fight Island. He took on former Ultimate Fighter winner Court McGee. If Condit would have lost, his UFC career would have likely been over.
However, Condit picked up a decision win and got back on track. From there, he defeated Matt Brown in January and now he’s won two-fights in a row. Suddenly, the narrative has changed with the UFC’s NBK. This fight against Max Griffin will tell us a lot. Both men have won two in a row and both men desperately want their winning streak to continue. Should be a fun one on July 10th.