Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit returns to action at UFC 219 and he is taking on Neil Magny.
Condit has a game plan for the rest of his professional MMA career and life, because he wants to fight until the day he dies.
“That feeling never really left honestly, man,” Condit said on The MMA Hour recently. “I’m a fighter, this is what I love to do, there’s obviously a lot of different factors that go into making decisions. And as important as what I’m doing with my life and career and all that stuff. I think I wanted to fight, I’ll probably want to fight until the day I’m dead.”
The former champion hasn’t competed since being submitted by Demian Maia at UFC On Fox 21 in August of 2016.
Despite the long layoff in between fights, the welterweight star says a lot of factors lead to his Octagon return.
“There’s a lot of different factors,” Condit said. “I still love to fight, I still love to train, I love the process, I love the people I’ve surrounded myself with, I love my team and also, honestly there’s a financial piece to this, too. This is my trade, this is what I do. I didn’t go to college. I don’t have a whole lot of options as far as backup plans. I’ve got bills to pay and mouths to feed, so, let’s strap up the gloves and get to it.”
UFC 219 takes place on Saturday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.