Carlos Condit lost a split decision against Robbie Lawler, in a bout that had many people debating and contesting the scores at UFC 195.
“I did (think I won the fight), it was close though,” Condit said during the post-fight press conference. “It didn’t go my way tonight, but I fought my ass off. I’m disappointed, but I’m proud of my performance.”
“Win or lose, I’m out here living my dream. I get to fight for a living, and compete against the top guys in the world. I dig what I do, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose unfortunately. Tonight wasn’t my night.”
Even though he still belongs among the sport’s elite and that many thought he did enough to win the belt, Condit says he may hang it up following this defeat.
“It’s not really an emotional thing,” Condit said about possibly leaving the sport. “I’m not dejected. I have to evaluate, but yeah, there’s a possibility that might be my last one.”
“I’ve been at this for a long time. Over 40 professional MMA and Kickboxing fights. I don’t know. I came up short tonight,” he explained. “Tonight was kind of like a do-or-die moment for my career. I was all in. If I got that strap, I was gonna keep fighting. If I didn’t, like I didn’t… I will have to see if I can continue to do this.”
While Condit is still just 31-years-old, he has been competing in MMA for 13 years, and has had a lot of mileage in his body. He still seems to be at the top of his game though, which is why I personally would love to see a rematch.
If this was indeed the last time we see the Natural Born Killer in the Octagon, I’d certainly tip my hat to the former WEC champion, who arguably could have been a 2-time UFC champ tonight.
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