UFC: Condit will rethink retirement only with a rematch with Lawler

By on

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held one of its top fights in the history of the sport after allowing UFC Welterweight Champion, Robbie Lawler to match up with Carlos Condit.

In a very controversial split decision, the fight could have gone both ways but the judges favored Lawler over Condit.

MMA fans upto this day, debates on who is the real winner of the fight and a rematch between Lawler and Condit may be the best way to settle it.

After announcing that Carlos Condit wanted to retire after his fight with Lawler, he insists that he will rethink if he would be given a rematch.

“An immediate rematch with Lawler is about the only fight that raises my pulse,” Condit said through SB Nation.

“That I can get interested in. Those other fights are a little bit more, the rematch with Robbie would be, boom, we’d have a bout agreement in the box real quick and we could get that done.”

Though he widely intended that he would call it quits after the Lawler fight, Condit still feels that MMA is still his life and he has a lot left in the tank.

“I still love what I do, I still have a lot of fight left in me,” Condit said.

“From a looking long-term, I have to do what is right for my health, for my family, things have been difficult the last couple years, my wife has had some health problems that are fairly major, and, you know, these fights are super stressful. Like I said, I absolutely love what I do. I gotta do what’s right for my family. I’m still weighing my options right now.”

Still, Condit is reflecting that MMA should not follow the 10-point system which was adopted from the sport of boxing. If the global set rules have been followed, maybe the decision would favor his side.

“The 10-point must system in MMA does not, it mostly doesn’t work,” Condit said. “Some fights it does, I guess, but mostly it doesn’t because maybe a guy ekes out a round and wins the round, but it’s very, very competitive. And the next round the other guy absolutely dominates, has a huge round. He’s getting scored the same as the other guy, in the very, very close round. I think that they don’t think they give enough 10-8s, that would make things a little more accurate instead of these 10-9 rounds constantly.”


To Top