The beauty of MMA Twitter is that sometimes news can break out of nowhere. The last anyone heard from Carlos Condit, he was working on starting his own coffee business. Evidently, all that caffeine got him buzzing for another kind of rush. The former UFC welterweight title challenger is looking to step back into the Octagon. Not just sometime, the razor-elbowed striker wants to return as early as this year or at least early 2018, which is amazing news for fight fans.
what's up big guy…? I'm wanting to fight in December or January… what say you!?
— Carlos Condit (@CarlosCondit) September 19, 2017
Carlos Condit’s latest run in the UFC hasn’t been that successful, he’s lost five of his last seven fights. However, the type of competition that Condit has loss to was absolutely ridiculous: Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler and Demian Maia. All of which were either title challengers, former UFC welterweight champions, or the champion himself. After his loss to Maia, even Condit doubted if he would return, but he’s ready to comeback.
“I don’t know if I have any business fighting at this level anymore. 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 to be involved in this sport as long as I have. I got to do what I love for a living for a very long time. I don’t know, man. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. We’ll see.” — Carlos Condit speaking to MMA Junkie at UFC on FOX 21’s post-fight news conference.
No word on who Carlos Condit has in mind for his first opponent back since fall of last year, but there’s plenty to choose from. He could always rematch Robbie Lawler, who he had a ‘Fight of the Year’ with in 2016. There’s also welterweight contender Mike Perry, who has been terrorizing the division and just called out Lawler himself. Time will tell, but an exciting fight like Condit would be a great and potentially profitable addition to any upcoming card.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/19/2017.