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UFC Legend Carlos Condit Retires From MMA

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Former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit has retired from MMA, as first reported by MMA Fighting.

As a fan favorite and a legend of the sport, he spent 12-years in the UFC, fighting the best of the best. He made his mark in the welterweight division with victories over the likes of Nick Diaz, Dan Hardy, and Rory MacDonald.

The 37-year-old captured UFC gold when he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 143 to become the interim UFC welterweight champion. In his next fight, he stepped up to face George St. Pierre to become the undisputed UFC welterweight champion but was stopped in his tracks as the Canadian got the better of him that night, claiming a unanimous decision win.

His second shot at becoming the undisputed champion came in 2016, yet this time he fell short in agonizing fashion, a razor-close split decision loss to Robbie Lawler.

Most recently Condit rolled back the years with victories over Court McGee and Matt Brown had previously been on a five-fight losing streak. Before his last appearance, Max Griffin claimed the biggest victory of his career over the veteran with Condit suffering a unanimous decision loss.

Carlos Condit retires with a professional record of 32 wins and 14 losses with his career spanning back all the way to 2002. Despite having won a UFC title, Carlos will mostly be remembered for providing thrilling entertainment for the fans. The nickname says it all, “The Natural Born Killer” provided violence, with 28 of his 32 wins coming by way of stoppage, exactly what you would expect in the UFC.

As a product of JacksonWink MMA since the age of 15, he ends his UFC story with the second-most fight-night bonuses in the promotion’s history.

We wish Carlos Condit all the best with his retirement! A UFC Legend!


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Dion Williams is a Combat Sports writer for Overtime Heroics covering mainly UFC but also Bellator and Cage Warriors!