The UFC is adding a welterweight contest to it’s October 3rd Fight Night. The promotion is finalizing a bout between former interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit (30-13), and Court McGee (19-9).
The fight was first reported by MMA Junkie. Both men will enter the octagon on multiple fight losing streaks. With both men having their backs against a wall, we should see a fight with desperation.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) August 19, 2020
What happened to the former UFC champ?
At one point in time, many people believed that Carlos Condit was one of the best fighters in the UFC. I mean he was the interim champion and he defeated guys like Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Jake Ellenberger, and Dan Hardy.
Condit got his chance to become the face of the division when he fought Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154. Condit had a bright spot in the fight knocking GSP down with a headkick, but outside of that one moment, he was completely dominated.
Starting with that GSP fight, Condit is just 2-8 in his last ten fights after starting his career 28-5. Now, Condit has been the victim of a bad decision during that stretch. At UFC 195, Condit got his chance at gold once again.
Condit took on the then champion, Robbie Lawler. The fight was absolutely incredible, and both men laid it all on the line. In the end, most thought Condit won the fight. In fact, 15 of 20 media members scored the fight for Condit. However, the judges gave it to the UFC champ.
Condit has gone on to lose the last four fights of his career. If he can’t win in October, it might be time to hang it up. For McGee, he will be trying to end his own two fight losing streak.
The former Ultimate Fighter winner had a really rough 2019 dropping two decisions to Sean Brady and Dhiego Lima. McGee is just 1-4 in his last five fights. A former champion and a former Ultimate Fighter winner are two guys with names.
However, at this stage, they are just that, names. Both men desperately need a win if they want to remain somewhat relevant in the UFC.