Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Glendale, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit returned to the Octagon opposite short-notice replacement Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Though Condit was not without his moments in the fight, he ultimately came up short, succumbing to a second-round submission loss.
With this tough setback, the ever-entertaining Condit is now a tough 3-7 in his last 10 fights. Unsurprisingly, this disappointing stretch has influenced many fans and pundits to call for his retirement.
Late on Monday night, Condit took to Instagram to address his loss and his potential retirement from MMA, issuing a truly poignant post-fight statement. See it below.
“Post choke out, where the fuck am I , WTF happened, feeling kinda warm and fuzzy , hope I didn’t just piss my shorts on live TV , thousand yard stare,” Condit said in his statement. “I’ve posted plenty of pictures looking like a badass. Triumphant and powerful… but here’s the flip side, crumpled and weak in defeat. Rough day at the office.
“Fuck it though, I had fun. I trained my ass off and I came to fight. This is what leaving it all out there looked like on Saturday. Much respect to my opponent and his team. Thank you for taking the fight on short notice. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.
“I don’t know what’s next guys… I still love this game, and most days I still feel that fire, I absolutely love what it do, but maybe my time has passed. I don’t know the answer. this is what I know, this is my passion. I will never stop training, and If that leads me back to the the Octagon, you know I’ll try to make it bloody for ya.
“Right now I’m looking forward to summer shenanigans with my sons and to expanding [Hundred Hands Coffee.]”
So, there you have it. It might be the end of the road for all-action welterweight star Carlos Condit — but maybe not. At this point, we’ll just have to wait and see.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/17/2018.