“I Know You’re Going to Kill It”-Jon Jones Sends Carlos Condit a Message After UFC Retirement

Published 09/19/2021, 4:02 AM EDT


Former interim UFC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit recently announced his retirement from the UFC. Fans and fellow fighters have been quick to wish ‘The Natural Born Killer’ a happy life after retirement. Recently, Condit’s teammate at the Jackson Wink-MMA, the former UFC light-heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones, took to social media to wish Condit the same.

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Carlos, my brother, you have kicked lots of a**, won world titles, traveled the world, built excellent relationships, and have made lots of money. I will say your MMA career was a great success. Thank you for being an inspiration over the years. I respect you more than you will ever realize. I know you’re going to kill it whatever it is you decide to do next. Always in your corner. #Happyretirement,” wrote Jones.

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Condit last fought at UFC 264 where he lost a decision to welterweight prospect, Max Griffin. His last win in the Octagon was against fellow legend Matt Brown in January.

Many believe that his best days as a fighter are behind him. It’s hard to argue with them as Condit is certainly not the fighter anymore that he once used to be.

The former WEC and UFC veteran holds notable wins over the likes of Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy, Nick Diaz, and more. He retires with a record of 32-14 with a total of 28 finishes. His tally of 15 T/KO and 13 submission wins shows his versatility as a fighter. A fan favorite throughout his career, Condit has been part of some of the most memorable fights in the history of the UFC.

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Fans want to see Jon Jones back in the Octagon

It has been quite a while now since Jones has actually competed in the UFC. He has been out of action since his controversial decision win against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. In the interim, ‘Bones’ has since given up his belt in a bid to move up to the heavyweight division.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans wanted to see a super fight against Francis Ngannou, but the chances of that happening are slim to none now. Hence, it will be interesting to see when Jones eventually returns and what the promotion has in store for him.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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