Is This Carlos Condit’s Last Fight at the UFC 264?

Is This Carlos Condit’s Last Fight at the UFC 264?

Carlos Condit is considered a veteran in the world of mixed martial arts. ‘The Natural Born Killer’ has eighteen years plus experience and has been a part of the UFC roster since 2009. Condit has played his part in some of the most historic fights that are considered MMA classics today. He has faced the greatest Welterweight fighters of his generation like Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, and many more.

‘The Natural Born Killer’ still has the heart and desire to compete as he is ready to face his next challenge on July 10. Condit will battle Max Griffin in the preliminary section of UFC 264. Many people speculate it could be his final fight for the 37-year-old combatant.

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Fans are no stranger to the fact that Condit has slowed and doest fight with the speed he used to. Many fighters retire after the age of thirty-five, as fighting is considered a young man’s game. Condit has suffered a lot of concussions during his career because he been a part of forty-five professional bouts. Therefore, retirement is surely around the corner for the UFC veteran.

Yet after all that ‘The Natural Born Killer’ is still active today and UFC seems to have extended his contract as the last fight against Matt Brown was the final fight on his contract. It looks like his future entirely depends on the outcome of his fight against Max Griffin.

Will Carlos Condit fight Nick Diaz in a rematch?

After Condit’s win over Matt Brown, many people believed that the UFC is about to put together a rematch between him and Nick Diaz. But instead, ‘The Natural Born Killer‘ got Max Griffin as his next opponent. Diaz still is opponent less because the UFC can’t find an ideal match-up for the returning fighter. If Condit wins at UFC 264 there a splendid chance that the UFC could try to put together an old-school clash between the old rivals.

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One of the most memorable fights of Carlos Condit’s career

Georges St-Pierre fought Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in a Welterweight title unification bout. Coming into the bout, Condit had already become the interim champion by defeating Nick Diaz. Where ‘GSP’ returned for action after eighteen months to defend his Welterweight title. It was a competitive fight where Condit had his moments but was out-wrestled by ‘GSP’.

The biggest moment of the fight for Condit came in the third round when he caught St-Pierre with a beautiful left head kick. ‘GSP’ immediately collapsed, which allowed Condit to throw some brutal elbow on the grounded opponent.

Georges St-Pierre
NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 27: UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre (L) battles Dan Hardy (R) during their Welterweight title bout at UFC 111 at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. St-Pierre won by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 of the 5th round. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)

The fight was nearly over, but ‘GSP’ showed the heart of a champion as he capitalized and worked his way up on the feet. The fight crossed the complete five-round and went to the judge’s scorecard for decision. Condit fought a good fight but lost the unanimous decision. After the fight ‘GSP’ claimed it to be the toughest fight of his career.

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