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Carlos Condit, former UFC interim champion, retires from MMA

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“Natural Born Killer” has retired from the sport of mixed martial arts.

UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 Carlos Condit MMA News Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Carlos Condit is closing the book on a beloved mixed martial arts (MMA) career, inside and outside of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Condit, a former UFCiInterim Welterweight champion, has retired. “Natural Born Killer” gave his notice to UFC, his manager Malki Kawa from First Round Management confirmed to MMA Fighting. Condit, 37, retires with 46 professional MMA fights to his name dating back to his professional debut on Sept. 6, 2002.

Ten of Condit’s 19 UFC fights went to a decision, including high-profile five-round title fights against Georges St-Pierre, Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz. By contrast, his first 17 professional fights all ended in the first round.

The Lawler fight, in particular, is ranked among the greatest fights of all time as the two men fought to a bloody, brutal split decision for UFC’s 170-pound title.

“Natural Born Killer” pieced together an impressive collection of scalps including wins over Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy, Frank Trigg, Martin Kampmann, Dong Hyun Kim, Thiago Alves and Matt Brown. The final World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion also shared the Octagon with championship-caliber athletes like Tyron Woodley, Johnny Hendricks and Jake Shields, among others.

Condit’s pro career wraps with a 32-14 record and two wins in his last three fights. Most recently, he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Max Griffin at UFC 264 back in July. No stranger to post-fight bonuses, Condit banked five “Fight of the Night” and two “Knockout of the Night” bonuses during his UFC tenure.


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