In a completely unforeseen turn of events, the former welterweight interim-champion Carlos Condit has announced that he intends to the return to MMA this Winter.
The UFC’s welterweight division has somehow managed to become even more stacked than it already has. What a time to be at 170lbs.
Carlos Condit, the former title-challenger, whose wins include Nick Diaz, Frank Trigg, Rory MacDonald and Thiago Alves has apparently done a U-turn on his supposed-retirement last year as he reached out to UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby in the hopes of securing himself a fight for this coming winter.
what's up big guy…? I'm wanting to fight in December or January… what say you!?
— Carlos Condit (@CarlosCondit) September 19, 2017
Condit, who was last seen losing by way of 1st round submission to the BJJ-wizard that is Demian Maia, could be seen as someone who was on a massive decline due to his 2-3 record in his last five outings but when you consider that a freak TKO by way of knee-injury against the champ Tyron Woodley, a razor-thin Fight of the Year-winning showdown with Robbie Lawler and a loss by way of rear-naked choke against a guy who literally chokes everyone in Demian Maia make up his losses, it’s easy to see why so many were stunned at his decision to semi-retire.
Condit has historically been one of MMA’s most exciting fighters. His versatile attack and built-in desire to finish earned him his nickname ‘the Natural Born Killer’ and while many feel he did enough to dethrone the former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler at UFC 195, Carlos’ display was one that did nothing to harm his stock, despite the fact that he did not leave the octagon with the belt on that night.
Now, with him still just 33-years-old, there’s a good possibility that Condit’s prime is still very much in reach and with the current landscape at 170lbs as strong as ever, fans will be delighted to hear that one of the UFC’s most electric competitors will once again be coming back to do what he does best.
All we need now is a comeback from Nick Diaz and the glory days of old will be right back upon us.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena
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