Carlos Condit

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Carlos Condit
Carloscondit.jpg
Condit in 2012.
Born Carlos Joseph Condit
(1984-04-26) April 26, 1984 (age 30)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Other names The Natural Born Killer
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Reach 78 in (198 cm)
Style Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Gaidojutsu,Wrestling
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Trainer Greg Jackson
Mike Winkeljohn
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Black belt in Gaidojutsu
Years active 2002 – present
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
By knockout 0
Kickboxing record
Total 3
Wins 2
By knockout 1
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Draws 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 37
Wins 29
By knockout 14
By submission 13
By decision 2
Losses 8
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 4
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Carlos Joseph Condit[1] (born April 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Condit is the former interim UFC Welterweight Champion and a former WEC Welterweight Champion. As of August 3, 2014, he is #3 in official UFC welterweight rankings.[2]

Condit formerly fought in the UFC's sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), where he was the final WEC welterweight champion.[3] He also competed for both Shootboxing and Pancrase in Japan.

Condit now trains at Jackson's Submission Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Early life[edit]

Condit attended Cibola High School on Albuquerque's West Side.[4] He began wrestling at the age of nine and continued throughout high school, and started training in Gaidojutsu under Greg Jackson at fifteen.[5]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Background and early career (2002–2006)[edit]

Carlos Condit turned professional at eighteen years old, taking less than a minute to submit Nick Roscorta with a rear-naked choke in his debut Juárez, Mexico on September 6, 2002. He also won his next four fights in the first round, with only one going past the one minute mark, before tasting defeat for the first time, albeit under the shoot boxing ruleset, in his international debut. He faced off with ninety-five fight veteran and Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2002 champion Andy Souwer in Tokyo, Japan on September 23, 2003, losing by technical knockout with seventeen seconds left of the fight after being knocked down three times in the fifth and final round.

Returning to MMA, Condit continued his impressive run of form in the sport with a further three first round stoppage wins to go 8–0 before he was submitted with a Carlo Prater triangle choke inside the opening round in Albuquerque on September 11, 2004. He rebounded from the loss with a four fight win streak and returned to Japan to fight in Pancrase, losing to Satoru Kitaoka via first round heel hook submission at Pancrase: Spiral 8 in Yokohama on October 2, 2005. Following this, he had a stint in the Hawaii-based Rumble on the Rock promotion and defeated Ross Ebañez via TKO in his promotional debut before going on to compete in the ROTR Welterweight Tournament. The tournament's quarter-finals were held on January 20, 2006 at Rumble on the Rock 8 where Condit recorded a seventeen second TKO stoppage of Renato Verissimo. The semis and the final both took place on the same night, April 21, 2006, at Rumble on the Rock 9 and Condit submitted Frank Trigg with a triangle choke/armbar hybrid to book his place in the final against Jake Shields. Going the distance for the first time in his career, Condit lost by unanimous decision.

Condit suffered a second consecutive loss in his next outing, submitting to a Pat Healy rear-naked choke in round three of their contest in Oakland, California, before making a return to Pancrase and defeating Koji Oishi via TKO in his sophomore appearance in the promotion. He ended his tenure in Japan with a Kimura submission of Takuya Wada and a particularly violent stomp KO over Tatsunori Tanaka before returning stateside and joining the WEC.

World Extreme Cagefighting (2007–2008)[edit]

Condit made his debut for the WEC at WEC 25 where he defeated Kyle Jensen in the first round via submission (Rear Naked Choke). Condit's second fight would be for the vacant WEC Welterweight Championship against John Alessio at WEC 26. Condit would win this fight in the second round, once again, by Rear Naked Choke and became the WEC Welterweight Champion.

Condit would then defend the title against Brock Larson at WEC 29 and Carlo Prater at WEC 32, defeating both by submission in the first round. Condit's final defense would be against Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 35. The fight would end via TKO in the fourth round, winning Fight of the Night honors, which meant that Condit would be the last ever WEC Welterweight Champion after the UFC dissolved the title and division. Condit's record in the WEC would end at a perfect 5–0.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (2009–present)[edit]

Condit would make the move to UFC after the WEC buyout and he made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization, losing via a very close split decision against Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18. The fight was close enough that FightMetric ruled the bout a draw.

He was then scheduled to fight Chris Lytle on September 16, 2009, at UFC Fight Night 19, but Lytle had to drop out due to a knee injury.[6] UFC newcomer Jake Ellenberger would step up to replace Lytle.[7] Condit then defeated Ellenberger via split decision to get his first win in the UFC.

Condit later had to drop out of a scheduled fight at UFC 108 against Paul Daley due to a hand injury.[8]

Condit defeated Rory MacDonald via third-round TKO at UFC 115[9] in a bout that earned the Fight of the Night award. Although MacDonald seemed to get the better of the first two rounds with effective striking and takedowns, Condit came back with a more aggressive attitude in the final round, finishing MacDonald with a combination of elbows and short punches.[10]

Condit faced Dan Hardy on October 16, 2010, at UFC 120. In the first round, Condit connected with a powerful left hook during an exchange, which dropped Hardy. Condit then landed two punches to Hardy on the ground before the referee stopped the fight at 4:27 of the first round. This victory made Condit the first man to defeat Hardy by way of KO and also earned him Knockout of the Night honours.[11][12]

Condit was expected to face Chris Lytle on February 27, 2011, at UFC 127.[13] However, Condit was forced from the bout after suffering a knee injury while training[14] and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Brian Ebersole.[15]

Condit faced Dong Hyun Kim on July 2, 2011, at UFC 132.[16] Condit won the fight via first round KO (flying knee and punches) earning Knockout of the Night honors. This fight gave Kim his first professional MMA loss.

Condit was expected to face B.J. Penn on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[17] However, UFC president Dana White announced at the UFC 137 press conference that Condit would no longer face Penn and instead replace Nick Diaz, who had failed to show up for any event related press appearances, and face Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 137.[18] On October 18, 2011, it was announced that St. Pierre had pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury.[19] After conferring with his management and UFC officials, Condit elected not to compete against a replacement fighter at UFC 137, but face St. Pierre in early 2012.[20][21] However, after Diaz defeated Penn at UFC 137, officials decided to have St. Pierre fight Diaz at UFC 143.[22]

Condit was expected to face Josh Koscheck on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[23] However, due to a knee injury sustained by St. Pierre, Condit faced Diaz at the event, with the winner being awarded an interim UFC Welterweight Championship.[24] Condit defeated Diaz via unanimous decision to win the UFC Interim Welterweight Championship.

Condit faced Georges St-Pierre on November 17, 2012, at UFC 154.[25] Condit became only the second man to knockdown St. Pierre in the UFC when he dropped him with a head kick early in the third round and swarmed him, but was unable to finish. He ultimately lost the fight via unanimous decision in a back and forth battle which earned both participants Fight of the Night honors for their performance.[26] After the bout, St-Pierre stated Condit was the best fighter he's ever fought.

Condit was expected to face Rory MacDonald in a rematch on March 16, 2013, at UFC 158.[27] However, MacDonald pulled out of the bout citing an injury, and was replaced by Johny Hendricks.[28] While Condit was able to outstrike Hendricks significantly for the majority of the fight, Hendricks was able to score multiple takedowns in each round, earning Hendricks a unanimous decision victory. Their performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[29]

Condit faced Martin Kampmann in a rematch on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27.[30] After a first round which saw Kampmann control the action with his wrestling, Condit was able to utilize his more varied arsenal of strikes for the remainder of the bout to get the TKO in the fourth round via a series of punches and knees, avenging his previous loss. The fight also earned Condit his third consecutive (and fourth overall) Fight of the Night bonus award.[31]

Condit was expected to face Matt Brown on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[32] However, in the week leading up to the event, Brown pulled out of the bout citing a back injury.[33] As a result, Condit was removed form the card as well.[34]

Condit next fought Tyron Woodley in the co-main event at UFC 171.[35] In round two, Woodley landed on Condit's right knee on a takedown. The referee stood the fight up for inactivity, and when Condit tried to step away after Woodley kicked his left knee, his right buckled, causing him to collapse in agony and the referee to award Woodley a TKO.[36] An MRI confirmed that Condit had suffered a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus which would require surgery.[37]

Personal life[edit]

Condit is of German and Mexican descent.[38] Condit's father, Brian, was the Chief of Staff for former New Mexico governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson.[39] Condit married his longtime girlfriend, Seager Marie McCullah,[40] in December 2010.[41] The couple welcomed their first child, a son, in March 2010.[42]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • MMAValor.com
    • 2012 Fight of the Year vs. Georges St. Pierre[43]

Professional boxing record[edit]

0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 0-1 United States Donnel Wade SD 4 2004-04-10 New Mexico Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 29–8 Tyron Woodley TKO (knee injury) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 2 2:00 Dallas, Texas, United States [44]
Win 29–7 Martin Kampmann TKO (punches & knees) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 August 28, 2013 4 0:54 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 28–7 Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) UFC 158 March 16, 2013 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada UFC Welterweight title eliminator; Fight of the Night.
Loss 28–6 Georges St-Pierre Decision (unanimous) UFC 154 November 17, 2012 5 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada For the UFC Welterweight Championship; Fight of the Night.
Win 28–5 Nick Diaz Decision (unanimous) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 27–5 Dong Hyun Kim KO (flying knee & punches) UFC 132 July 2, 2011 1 2:58 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 26–5 Dan Hardy KO (punch) UFC 120 October 16, 2010 1 4:27 London, England, United Kingdom Knockout of the Night.
Win 25–5 Rory MacDonald TKO (punches) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 3 4:53 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Fight of the Night.
Win 24–5 Jake Ellenberger Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard September 16, 2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 23–5 Martin Kampmann Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann April 1, 2009 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 23–4 Hiromitsu Miura TKO (punches) WEC 35 August 3, 2008 4 4:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the WEC Welterweight Championship; Fight of the Night.
Win 22–4 Carlo Prater Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 1 3:48 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States Defended the WEC Welterweight Championship.
Win 21–4 Brock Larson Submission (armbar) WEC 29 August 5, 2007 1 2:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the WEC Welterweight Championship.
Win 20–4 John Alessio Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 26 March 24, 2007 2 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the vacant WEC Welterweight Championship.
Win 19–4 Kyle Jensen Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 25 January 20, 2007 1 2:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–4 Tatsunori Tanaka KO (stomp & punches) Pancrase: Blow 9 October 25, 2006 1 2:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–4 Takuya Wada Submission (kimura) Pancrase: Blow 7 September 16, 2006 3 4:22 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–4 Koji Oishi TKO (doctor stoppage) Pancrase: 2006 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals July 28, 2006 3 1:01 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–4 Pat Healy Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Wars 3: Bay Area Brawl June 3, 2006 3 2:53 Oakland, California, United States
Loss 15–3 Jake Shields Decision (unanimous) Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States ROTR Welterweight Tournament Final.
Win 15–2 Frank Trigg Submission (triangle armbar) Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 1 1:22 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States ROTR Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 14–2 Renato Verissimo TKO (knees & punches) Rumble on the Rock 8 January 20, 2006 1 0:17 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States ROTR Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 13–2 Ross Ebañez TKO (punches) ROTR: Just Scrap November 5, 2005 1 1:27 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Loss 12–2 Satoru Kitaoka Submission (heel hook) Pancrase: Spiral 8 October 2, 2005 1 3:57 Yokohama, Japan
Win 12–1 Chilo Gonzalez Submission (armbar) ROF 19: Showdown September 10, 2005 1 1:06 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 11–1 Masaki Tuchhi KO (head kick) PNRF: Demolition June 18, 2005 1 4:35 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 10–1 Randy Hauer KO (punches) FightWorld 3 November 27, 2004 1 1:27 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 9–1 Will Bradford TKO (punches) Independent Event November 13, 2004 1 1:30 New Mexico, United States
Loss 8–1 Carlo Prater Submission (triangle choke) FightWorld 2 September 11, 2004 1 2:51 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–0 Brandon Melendez Submission (triangle choke) ROF 12: Nemesis May 22, 2004 1 0:50 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 7–0 Jarvis Brennaman Submission (armbar) KOTC 35: Acoma February 28, 2004 1 0:34 Acoma, New Mexico, United States
Win 6–0 Brad Gumm TKO (punches) ROF 11: Bring it On January 10, 2004 1 1:11 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 5–0 David Lindemeyer Submission (armbar) KOTC 26: Gladiator Challenge August 3, 2003 1 0:46 Acoma, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–0 Tyrell McElroy Submission (arm-triangle choke) Triple Threat: Fight Night 1 April 6, 2003 1 2:49 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 3–0 Anthony Zamora TKO (punches) Independent Event March 15, 2003 1 0:29 Acoma, New Mexico, United States
Win 2–0 Tommy Gouge Submission (armbar) Reality Fighting Championships 1 January 25, 2003 1 0:45 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 Nick Roscorla Submission (rear-naked choke) Aztec Challenge 1 September 6, 2002 1 0:52 Juarez, Mexico

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  2. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
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