Should Carlos Condit Continue at UFC or Try Free Agency?

Published 01/17/2021, 11:13 PM EST


Carlos Condit is a true veteran in the MMA community. ‘The Natural Born Killer’ has a mind-boggling 45 fights as a professional. During his time with the UFC, Carlos has fought the biggest names in the UFC and has gone toe to toe against some all-time greats. He was also able to achieve his ultimate dream in the sport when he beat Nick Diaz for the interim welterweight strap. 

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However, at 36 and with just two wins in his last three fights, there have been questions raised whether Carlos will re-sign with the UFC given that the fight against Matt Brown was the last fight on his contract. 

Read: ‘F**King judges’- Matt Brown not happy with judging in fight against Carlos Condit 

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Carlos Condit is a true veteran of the sport 

Condit has been in some wars and has delivered some all-time classics inside the octagon that MMA fans will not forget anytime soon. However, over the past few years, there has been a significant decline in his performances. He is currently 2-0, and it is the first time since 2012 that ‘The Natural Born Killer’ has been able to secure consecutive wins which is a bit concerning to say the least. 

From January 2016 to December 2018, Condit lost all five of his fights in the UFC against the likes of Robbie Lawler, Neil Magny, and Michael Chiesa among others. 

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Though it seems Condit has caught a second wind with his recent performances, it might have come too little, too late. Nonetheless, Condit is still a big name in the MMA community, and his recent performances all but boost his value as a free agent. Though he has stated that he would like to stay in the UFC, it looks unlikely that he will be offered a new contract. 

Therefore, testing out free agency would not be the worst option for Condit at the moment. As Dana White recently stated, the UFC would cut around 60 athletes, therefore it is hard to see ‘The Natural Born Killer’ getting fresh fights at this point in time. 

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Will Condit get another contract from the UFC? Or should he test free agency? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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