On Thursday, Carlos Condit announced that he will be retiring from UFC alongside notable UFC veterans like Justin Jaynes and Mirsad Bektic.
The 37-year-old fighter had fought against Matt Brown and won the match while losing to Max Griffin.
It is remembered that Condit had risen to prominence through the World Extreme Cagefighting, where he had 5 finishes in all his 5 appearances. He also defended his title thrice against Brock Larson, Hiromitsu Miura, and Carlos Prater in just a year. He was also known for dispatching Renato Verissimo and Frank Trigg in 2006.
The nickname “The Natural Born Killer” had formally informed the UFC about his retirement after spending 12 years within the octagon. His longtime manager Malki Kawa also confirmed this news to MMA Fighting.
His last fight was with Max Griffin where he lost by decision. To look back at his career, he won five times in the Fight of the Night for Ultimate Fighting Championship, 2016 MMA Match of the Year with Robbie Lawler, and a Runner-Up for the Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Tournament.
Even though this left his fans saddened by his decision, still his legacy lives on. With more than 10 years in the mixed martial arts industry, he had surely created a name of his own, as he is one of the best welterweight fighters in MMA, at the same time, one of the most anticipated fighters. Nevertheless, everyone wished for his future endeavors now that he announced his retirement.