Following a string of unfortunate losses inside the Octagon, former UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit openly considered retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), stating that he wasn’t sure if he still had what it took to compete at the highest level.
Condit and a number of other veteran fighters were recently in Las Vegas to attend a Veteran Athlete Summit, where fighters were taught how to prepare for life after fighting. During this time ‘The Natural Born Killer’ spoke to The Las Vegas Review Journal, in which he stated he is currently undecided on whether or not he wishes to continue his fighting career:
“I’m not sure, I haven’t made a hard decision on that. But, regardless, I think all of us in our career we start putting things in place to set yourself up for success,” he said.
As for plans after fighting, Condit wants to help people lead healthier lifestyles by utilizing his passion for nutrition and fitness:
“I’m passionate about fitness, active lifestyle and nutrition,” Condit said. “I think that there’s a lot of different opportunities for that as people decide they don’t want to be unhealthy, and they want to live healthy lifestyles. So I think I’ll probably go into that field.”
Condit recently put on one of the most memorable welterweight title fights in UFC history with Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 in January, in their five round slugfest that saw the JacksonWink product see the losing end of a split decision. Now coming off a second loss to Demian Maia via first round submission back in August, it seems the talented fan-favorite truly is considering walking away from the Octagon.