Carlos Condit “addicted” to fighting, retirement on hold

Carlos Condit

Prior to Carlos Condit’s UFC 195 welterweight scrap with Robbie Lawler, the former interim champ revealed that it could be his last fight before retirement.

Condit lost the fight via controversial split decision, putting his future in the Octagon in question.

Now, ahead of his ‘UFC: Vancouver’scrap with Demian Maia, Condit says he is addicted to fighting. He spoke to FloCombat:

“It’s a crazy thing to go through something like that, and it’s something most people wouldn’t want anything to do with, but that is what I’m addicted to. I’m addicted to that feeling. And pushing myself beyond where I thought possible because fighting is a crazy thing. Before these fights, everything in your body freaks out like it’s saying, ‘No….don’t do this,’ but you still make that walk and do it. Going through those things and coming out on the other side, no matter how the fight turns out, is a win.”

As far as taking another fight: that’s part of it. That’s what I do because I love this shit,” he says. “The high-profile fights are what matter to me because I have a family to take care of. That’s how I put food on the table. That’s my job.”