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Well-rounded, aggressive and bloodthirsty, Carlos Condit represented everything the masses wanted in a mixed martial artist.
The Jackson-Wink MMA representative on Thursday announced his retirement from the sport after more than 19 years and 46 fights. Condit closed out his career with a 32-14 record on July 10, when he wound up on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Max Griffin at UFC 264. “The Natural Born Killer” delivered 28 of his 32 pro victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission, leaving him with a prodigious finish rate of 88%. Condit laid claim to the undisputed World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight crown when he submitted John Alessio with a rear-naked choke at WEC 26 on March 24, 2007, then made three successful title defenses before moving on to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
As the MMA world reflects on Condit’s considerable contributions, a look at some of the numbers that accompanied him through his journey:
37: Years of age for Condit, who was born on April 26, 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
15: Condit wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 47% of his career total (32). His list of UFC victims: Thiago Alves, Martin Kampmann, Dong Hyun Kim, Dan Hardy and Rory MacDonald. Condit owns 13 other wins by submission and four more by decision.
6: Condit losses by submission, accounting for 43% of his career total (14). Carlo Prater, Satoru Kitaoka, Pat Healy, Demian Maia, Alex Oliveira and Michael Chiesa were the perpetrators. Condit suffered one other defeat by knockout or technical knockout—Tyron Woodley did the honors with a second-round leg kick at UFC 171—and seven more by decision.
682: Days spent by Condit as WEC welterweight champion. He held the title from March 24, 2007 to Feb. 3, 2009. Condit was one of only five men who captured the promotion’s 170-pound crown. The others? Nick Diaz, Shonie Carter, Karo Parisyan and Mike Pyle.
1,787: Total strikes landed by Condit as a UFC welterweight, placing him fifth on the organization’s all-time list at 170 pounds. Only Georges St. Pierre (2,523), Jon Fitch (2,039), Neil Magny (2,020) and Kamaru Usman (1,909) have connected with more.
21: First-round finishes to Condit’s credit, seven of the sub-minute variety. He submitted Nick Roscorla with a rear-naked choke in 52 seconds on Sept. 6, 2002, dismissed Tommy Gouge with an armbar in 45 seconds on Jan. 25, 2003, put away Antonio Zamora with punches in 29 seconds on March 15, 2003, dispatched David Lindemeyer with an armbar in 46 seconds on Aug. 3, 2003, took care of Jarvis Brennaman with an armbar in 34 seconds on Feb. 28, 2004, tapped Brandon Melendez with a triangle choke in 50 seconds on May 22, 2004 and cut down Renato Verissimo with knees and punches in 17 seconds on Jan. 20, 2006.
7: Countries in which Condit competed as a mixed martial artist. He went 23-10 in the United States, 3-1 in Japan, 1-3 in Canada, 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates, 1-0 in Mexico, 1-0 in England and 1-0 in Brazil.
3: UFC appearances in which Condit landed at least 100 significant strikes. He connected with 151 of them in a five-round unanimous decision win over Diaz at UFC 143, 100 of them in a fourth-round technical knockout of Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27 and 176 of them in a five-round split decision defeat to Lawler at UFC 195.
.678: Cumulative winning percentage between the 14 men—Griffin, Chiesa, Oliveira, Magny, Maia, Lawler, Woodley, St. Pierre, Healy, Kampmann, Prater, Kitaoka, Johny Hendricks and Jake Shields—who have defeated Condit. They own a combined record of 365-159-14.
8: Welterweights in UFC history, including Condit (4:11:17), who have accumulated at least four hours of total fight time inside the Octagon. St. Pierre (5:28:12), Magny (5:19:48), Lawler (4:54:54), Alves (4:41:37), Maia (4:26:38), Matt Brown (4:17:25) and Stephen Thompson (4:07:18) are the others.