Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, is not sure if his time as an elite mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has passed after getting choked out by Alex Oliveira at UFC on FOX 29 last weekend in Glendale, Arizona.
His record, however, leaves little doubt.
Condit (30-12) has now dropped four straight and seven of his last nine. His last win over a fighter ranked in the top 10 came over Nick Diaz in their infamous game of cage tag at UFC 143 back in early 2012.
Where does he go from here?
It doesn’t sound like retirement is in the cards, according to his Instagram post, despite the fact that he’s running a successful coffee business and has been smart with how he spends his hard-earned cash.
“I absolutely love what I do, but maybe my time has passed,” Condit said. “I don’t know the answer. This is what I know: this is my passion. I will never stop training, and If that leads me back to the Octagon, you know I’ll try to make it bloody for ya.”
In short, he wants to fight because he loves it.
The good news is, fans love it too, and I don't think I would ever complain about a fight card with Condit’s name attached. Still just 33, there is plenty of time to right the ship and get back into the win column.