Carlos Joseph Condit (born April 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion. As of January 1, 2018, he is #12 in official UFC welterweight rankings. 28 of Condit’s 30 wins have come by way of knockout or submission.
Condit formerly fought in the UFC’s sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), where he was the final Welterweight Champion. Condit has also competed for both Shootboxing and Pancrase in Japan.
Condit is of Austrian, German, Native American and Mexican descent. Condit’s father, Brian, was the Chief of Staff for former New Mexico governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson. Condit attended Cibola High School on Albuquerque’s West Side. He began wrestling at the age of nine and continued throughout high school, and started training in Gaidojutsu under Greg Jackson at fifteen.
Condit would make the move to UFC after the WEC buyout and he made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization. He made his promotional debut on April 1, 2009, at UFC Fight Night 18 facing Martin Kampmann.
He was then scheduled to fight Chris Lytle on September 16, 2009, at UFC Fight Night 19, but Lytle had to drop out due to a knee injury.
Condit later had to drop out of a scheduled fight at UFC 108 against Paul Daley due to a hand injury.
Condit defeated Rory MacDonald via third-round TKO at UFC 115.
Condit faced Dan Hardy on October 16, 2010, at UFC 120.
Condit was expected to face Chris Lytle on February 27, 2011, at UFC 127.
Condit faced Dong Hyun Kim on July 2, 2011, at UFC 132.
Condit was expected to face B.J. Penn on October 29, 2011, at UFC 137.
Condit faced Georges St-Pierre on November 17, 2012, at UFC 154
Condit was expected to face Rory MacDonald in a rematch on March 16, 2013, at UFC 158.
Condit faced Martin Kampmann in a rematch on August 28, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 27
Condit was expected to face Matt Brown on December 14, 2013, at UFC on Fox 9.
Condit next fought Tyron Woodley in the co-main event at UFC 171.
After over a year away from the sport due to his knee injury, Condit returned to face Thiago Alves on May 30, 2015, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 67
Condit was expected to face Matt Brown on April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox 29. Brown, he was pulled out from the fight due to a torn fight due to a torn Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and he is replaced by Alex Oliveira.