Former UFC, WEC Champion Carlos Condit Declares Retirement

Former WEC Welterweight Champion and former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit has declared retirement from MMA, per a report from Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.

Condit, 37, is ending his career after fighting for nearly two decades and over 45 pro bouts. He made his pro debut all the way back in 2002 and has been on the big stage since 2007.

Condit was one of the more notable welterweights in WEC’s history, capturing their 170-pound belt in 2007 and defending it three times before moving to the UFC two years later.

Condit competed 19 times in the UFC and has been part of some of the larger fights in the promotion’s welterweight history. He most notably had a five-round brawl against Robbie Lawler in 2016, resulting in a fight that is one of the most praised UFC’s history.

The New Mexico-based fighter was crowned an interim UFC champ in 2012, defeating Nick Diaz via unanimous decision. He lost a title unification bout later that year, facing Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154.

Condit remained active in the late stages of his career, fighting three times over the past year. While he snapped a five-fight losing streak in 2020 and gained a win in 2021, his career concluded with a unanimous decision loss against Max Griffin in July.

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