Carlos Condit Contemplates Retirement


Carlos Condit's loss to Demian Maia at UFC on FOX on August 27 has Condit possibly thinking about retirement.

After his loss, Condit said that he doubts whether or not he can compete at the highest level of MMA anymore. Condit admitted that he has had a long career, but he doesn't know how much longer he can compete.

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“I don’t know if I have any business fighting at this level anymore,” Condit said after his second straight loss. “I’ve been at this for a really long time. The pressure of being one of the top guys for almost a decade — it’s been awesome, I loved being involved in the sport at the time that I had, got to do for what I loved for a living for a long time. But I don’t know man. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. Honestly, it’s definitely been in the back of my mind for a while now. It’s been a long career.”

Condit has been going through a rough stretch in the UFC -- he's lost five of his last seven fights, including a loss to Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship back in 2012.

“I think there comes a point to every fighter’s career that they kind of have to question how long they will continue do that. I have been doing that for a while,” he said. “It wasn’t my night tonight. I don’t know if that’s going to be the swan song for me. Hopefully not. I would hate to go out on a loss like that. I would at least wanted to have gotten in there and put on an exciting show like I usually do. I don’t know what’s in the cards, but I’m leaning towards possibly being done.”

The 32-year-old has been fighting in the UFC since 2009. He has been a former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion and former WEC Welterweight Champion.

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