Carlos Joseph Condit is an American professional mixed martial artist of Austrian, German, Native American, Spanish and Mexican descent. He stands 6’1″ and competes in the welterweight division under the fight name is The Natural Born Killer.
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, Condit made his professional MMA debut in 2002. From 2002 to 2020, he competed in Aztec Challenge, Reality Fighting Championships, Fresquez Productions, Triple Threat Fight Night, King of the Cage, Ring of Fire, Fightworld, Professional No Rules Fighting, Pancrase, Extreme Wars, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
As an MMA fighter, Condit has competed not only in the U.S. but also in Brazil, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. He also holds a professional kickboxing record of 3 wins and 1 loss and a professional boxing record of 0 win and 1 loss.
Condit is a black belt in Gaidojitsu and a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is a protégé of Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, the owners of Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque.
When Condit was younger, he aspired to be a lawyer. Here are 13 more facts about him:
- He was born in Albuquerque on April 26, 1984 to Brian Condit and Camille Prevost. Brian was the chief of staff for former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. Prevost was a registered nurse.
- He was 9 years old when he began wrestling in 1993.
- In 1999, he started his Gaidojutsu training under Jackson.
- He attended Cibola High School in Albuquerque. While in high school, he started his MMA training. When he made his professional MMA debut at “Aztec Challenge 1” on September 6, 2002 in Juarez, Mexico, he submitted Nick Roscorla of Oklahoma, USA after 52 seconds in the first round.
- After having eight consecutive wins, he had his first professional MMA loss at “Fightworld 2” on September 11, 2004 at the Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque where he was knocked out by Carlo “Neo” Prater of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil.
- On April 10, 2004, he made his professional boxing debut. He lost via split decision to his fellow Albuquerque native Donnel Wade at the Convention Center in Albuquerque.
- In 2005, he met Seager Marie McCullah, who became his girlfriend then fiancee then wife. She gave birth to their first child named Owen Condit in March 2010. He married her in December 2010.
- He competed in WEC from 2007 to 2008. He was the promotion’s final welterweight champion.
- After losing via split decision to Martin “Hitman” Kampmann of Aarhus, Denmark in his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 18” on April 1, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, he had his first win in the promotion by beating Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger of Omaha, Nebraska, USA at “UFC Fight Night 19” at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma.
- On February 4, 2012, he defeated Nick Diaz of Stockton, California, USA in an interim UFC Welterweight Championship title bout at “UFC 143” in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- From 2016 to 2018, he had five consecutive losses in the UFC. He played Lyov in “Crossed Lines,” which was released in 2018. Written and directed by Courtney G. Jones, the action film also featured Jackson as Sensei and UFC fighter Michelle Waterson as Trish Koi.
- He had no fight in 2019. He was supposed to fight Mickey Gall of Green Brook, New Jersey, USA at “UFC on ESPN 7” at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., USA on December 7, 2019. However, he was injured before fight night so he had to pull out of the card.
- On October 3, 2020, he made his MMA comeback at “UFC on ESPN 16,” also known as “UFC Fight Island 4,” at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE where he defeated Court “The Crusher” McGee of Layton, Utah, USA via unanimous decision. It was his 19th professional MMA win.