UFC Veteran Carlos Condit Cuts Ties After 12 Successful Years

Published 09/16/2021, 9:38 PM EDT


‘The Natural Born Killer’ Carlos Condit is done with the sport of MMA. After 12 long years with the UFC, Condit has decided to hang up his gloves. Reports suggest that Condit has informed the UFC of his decision and his manager, Malki Kawa of First Round Management, has confirmed this. 

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During his time with the UFC, ‘The Natural Born Killer’ lived up to his moniker every time he stepped into the ring. Condit was an extremely aggressive fighter who put on entertaining fights. During his tenure with the UFC, he earned 5 fight of the night bonuses and two knockout of the night bonuses. Although Condit never achieved the ultimate goal of being the undisputed world champion in the UFC, he came pretty close when he won the interim welterweight title against Nick Diaz

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A closer look at Carlos Condit and his MMA journey

Condit was a product of the famous Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque which has also produced champions such as Jon Jones and Holly Holm. ‘The Natural Born Killer’ has been a part of the gym since the age of 15. 

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He made his professional MMA debut in 2002 at a promotion in Mexico. Condit quickly started racking up the wins, which paved the way for him to sign with the WEC. During his time with the WEC, Condit won the welterweight belt and defended it three times. ‘The Natural Born Killer’ signed with the UFC following his third title defense. 

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Condit’s UFC career did not get off to the best possible start as he succumbed to a loss against Martin Kampmann on his promotional debut. However, after the loss, Condit went on a tear and won his next five fights, which included wins over the likes of Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy, and Nick Diaz.

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Unfortunately for Condit, he came up short against Georges St-Pierre in the unification bout at UFC 154. ‘The Natural Born Killer’ had a second shot at the title at UFC 195, where he came up short against Robbie Lawler in a split decision which many felt he deserved to win. Condit had a record of 7 losses and 3 wins in his last 10 fights in the UFC. 

What do you make of Carlos Condit’s career in the UFC? 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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