Carlos Condit might be at the end of his MMA rope.
The former WEC and interim UFC welterweight champion, a fighter who many feel is still at the top of his game, said following his loss to Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 21 that he’s leaning towards being done with his career as a professional fighter.
It’s a matter of questioning whether or not he belongs in the Octagon, according to Condit.
“I don’t know if I have any business fighting at this level anymore,” he said during the UFC on FOX 21 post-fight press conference. “I’ve been at this for a really long time. The pressure of being one of the top guys for almost a decade … I don’t know, man. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. We’ll see.”
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Condit lost via first-round submission to Maia in Saturday’s main event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The loss stands as his second in a row, and he’s gone a dismal 2-5 since late 2012.
The chance Condit will hang up his gloves and embrace retirement has been a topic of conversation since he lost to Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 in January. Following that fight, an emotional Condit explained that he wasn’t certain he would return to the Octagon to fight again. With Saturday’s fight resulting in a loss, the conversation has come up again and now he has to have some discussions with those close to him.
“It’s definitely been in the back of my mind for a while now,” ….View full article