Carlos Condit gives update on hiatus from the UFC

Carlos Condit in the Octagon

It’s been 6 months since Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit had their welterweight title fight at UFC 195. The fight, which was an extremely controversial one in terms of scoring, saw Lawler retain his championship via split decision.

Prior to the bout, Condit revealed the fans that he wasn’t sure how many more fights he had left in him. Following the fight, and controversial decision, Condit decided that if he wasn’t getting an immediate rematch, it was likely time for him to go on an indefinite hiatus.

Condit spoke on SiriusXM to discuss the situation. MMAFighting has the transcription:

“Really, honestly a rematch with Lawler without a doubt. Possibly a rematch with [Nick] Diaz. Two scenarios that I can think of that would interest me.”

“It’s not that I don’t want to keep going. I still love fighting. I still have a passion for it; I still have a lot of fire. The question is whether it’s the smartest thing for me to keep going. I’ve fought professionally – it’ll be 14 years now in the fall I guess and that’s a lot of wear and tear, that’s a lot of wars in the cage, in the ring, and in the gym. I’ve just got to start thinking about the future. I’m still undecided as far as what that entails but I’ve got to be smart for the long term.”

“I don’t think it would be until next year. I’ve got some stuff going on between now, and the end of the year, that I probably won’t have time to be in a training camp. Early next year possibly, but I’m in shape. If Tyron Woodley or Robbie Lawler get hurt, I’m ready to jump in there and fight for the title again if need be. But as far as a scheduled fight it wouldn’t be until next year.”