Former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit retires from mixed martial arts

Former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit retires from mixed martial arts

“The Normal Born Killer” Carlos Condit has named it a occupation.

The former UFC interim welterweight champion has notified the UFC that he has retired from lively competition subsequent practically 12 several years spent with the marketing.

Resources in the beginning alerted MMA Battling on Thursday that Condit experienced retired. His longtime supervisor Malki Kawa from First Spherical Management then confirmed the information to MMA Fighting immediately after the 37-calendar year-outdated fighter formerly gave detect to the UFC.

Throughout his profession, Condit was long regarded to be a person of the ideal welterweights in the sport as properly as one of the most exciting fighters on the roster at any provided time.

After 1st debuting in 2002, Condit competed on the regional fight circuit until to start with attaining notoriety for a knockout win about Ross Ebanez at a Rumble on the Rock exhibit in Hawaii. He then entered the promotion’s welterweight match wherever he instantly knocked out UFC veteran Renato “Charuto” Verissimo just before pulling off a submission towards ex-UFC title contender Frank Trigg.

In 2007, Condit joined the roster at the WEC in which he claimed the vacant welterweight title in his 2nd battle with the promotion with a submission acquire about John Alessio. He went on to defend his belt 3 times in advance of transferring onto the UFC roster.

Adhering to a razor-near break up final decision reduction to Martin Kampmann in his debut, Condit then tore as a result of his subsequent 5 wins in a row, together with spotlight-reel knockouts around Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim, before professing the interim welterweight title with a unanimous selection victory in opposition to Nick Diaz.

He was by no means equipped to claim the undisputed UFC title, nevertheless, following suffering a determination loss to Georges St-Pierre in his following combat.

Condit came up brief in his final bid to come to be undisputed champion when he misplaced a controversial break up determination to Robbie Lawler in 2016 in a struggle that has been universally praised as one of the very best title fights in UFC background.

While the last number of many years experienced been more durable on Condit immediately after he went on a 5-battle losing streak, the usually durable New Mexico native bounced again with two a lot more wins about Court docket McGee and Matt Brown.

His very last look with the UFC arrived again in July when he lost a conclusion to Max Griffin.

Condit’s job arrives to an finish with a 32-14 record total, including a amazing finishing percentage with 28 of individuals victories coming by way of knockout or submission.