Carlos Condit believes fighters should unite and negotiate for benefits like pensions
After announcing his retirement from the sport of MMA, Carlos Condit made an appearance on Ariel Helwani MMA time.
During the interview, the ‘Natural Born Killer’ touched on many topics. They understood the favorite fight of his career, why he decided to retire and what he wanted to do next.
At one point, Helwani asked if the 37-year-old believed that at some point MMA fighters would start collecting pensions. Carlos Condit responded by saying:
“I hope so. I mean, I think there are a lot of improvements to be made, but it will be up to us. It will be up to the fighters to make that happen. No one is just going to hand it over to us… We have to. negotiate it, know our value and know that we are the ones who do the sport. “
Watch Carlos Condit’s full appearance on The MMA Hour below:
Carlos Condit’s illustrious MMA career
Almost two decades after becoming a professional MMA fighter, UFC welterweight Carlos Condit decided to step down on September 16.
‘Natural Born Killer’ was known for its glorious wars with Georges St-Pierre, Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks. Condit also won the interim UFC welterweight championship by beating Nick Diaz at UFC 143.
The 37-year-old last appeared in the octagon at UFC 264. Condit’s farewell fight didn’t go its way. He lost to Max Griffin by unanimous decision.
Following the announcement of his retirement, wishes poured in from all corners of the MMA community.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones also posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram account. ‘Bones’ thanked the 37-year-old for being an inspiration.
“Carlos, my brother, you have kicked a lot of ass, won world titles, traveled the world, made great relationships and made a lot of money. I will say your MMA career has been a great success. Thank you for that. “been an inspiration for years. I respect you more than you will ever realize. I know you’re going to kill him in whatever you decide to do next. Always in your corner,” wrote Jon Jones.
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