It appears that “The Natural Born Killer” hasn’t ridden off into the sunset just yet.
On Tuesday, Carlos Condit took to Twitter to ask UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby for a bout in either December or January. The Jackson-Wink MMA product hasn’t competed since UFC on Fox 21 in August 2016, when he was submitted in the opening round by Demian Maia.
Yo! @seanshelby— Carlos Condit (@CarlosCondit) September 19, 2017
what's up big guy...? I'm wanting to fight in December or January... what say you!?
After the loss to Maia, Condit hinted that retirement could be next following a 40-bout career that began in 2002. He had also considered calling it a career following a narrow loss to Robbie Lawler in a welterweight title bout in January 2016.
“I don’t know if I have any business fighting at this level anymore,” Condit said at the UFC on Fox 21 post-fight press conference. “I’ve been at this for a really long time. The pressure of kind of being one of the top guys for almost a decade…it’s been awesome. I’ve loved being involved in the sport at the time that I have. I’ve gotten to do what I love for a living for a long period of time. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. We’ll see.”
Now it appears that Condit has changed his tune. The 33-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., resident is 30-10 as a pro and owns notable wins over the likes of Thiago Alves, Martin Kampmann, Nick Diaz, Dong Hyun Kim, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and Jake Ellenberger, among others.