In figures: Carlos Condit
Sign up for ESPN + here, and then you can stream UFC, PFL, Dana White’s Contender Series, and “The Ultimate Fighter” live to your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet, or streaming device through the ESPN app. Well-balanced, aggressive and bloodthirsty, Carlos Condit represented everything the masses wanted from a mixed martial artist. The Jackson-Wink MMA rep on Thursday announced his retirement from the sport after more than 19 years and 46 fights. Condit ended his career with a 32-14 record on July 10, when he found himself on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Max Griffin at UFC 264. “The Natural Born Killer” won 28 of his 32 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission, leaving him a staggering 88% finish rate. Condit claimed the undisputed World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight crown when he submitted John Alessio with a rear choke at WEC 26 on March 24, 2007, then made three title defenses before advancing to the Ultimate Fighting Championship .
As the MMA world reflects on Condit’s considerable contributions, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied him along his journey:
37: Years for Condit, born 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 has 13 more wins by submission and four more by decision.
6: State losses by submission, representing 43% of his career total (14). Carlo Prater, Satoru Kitaoka, Pat Healy, Demian Maia, Alex Oliveira and Michael Chiesa were the authors. Condit suffered another loss by knockout or technical knockout – Tyron Woodley took the honors with a second-round leg kick at UFC 171 – and seven more by decision.
682: Days Condit spent as WEC welterweight champion. He held the title from March 24, 2007 until February 3, 2009. Condit was one of five men to win the promotion’s 170 pound crown. Others? Nick Diaz, Shonie Carter, Karo Parisyan and Mike Pyle.
1787: Total strikes landed by Condit as a UFC welterweight, placing him fifth on the organization’s all-time roster at 170 pounds. Only Georges St. Pierre (2,523), Jon Fitch (2,039), Neil Magny (2,020) and Kamaru Usman (1,909) connected with more.
21: The first round ends to the credit of Condit, seven of the under-minute variety. He submitted Nick Roscorla with a rear choke in 52 seconds on September 6, 2002, fired Tommy Gouge with an armband in 45 seconds on January 25, 2003, fought Antonio Zamora with punches in 29 seconds on March 15 2003, sent David Lindemeyer with a 46-second cuff on August 3, 2003, took care of Jarvis Brennaman with a 34-second cuff on February 28, 2004, hit Brandon Melendez with a triangular choke in 50 seconds on May 22, 2004, and knocked down Renato Verissimo with knees and punches in 17 seconds on January 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 important strikes. He connected with 151 of them in a five-round unanimous decision victory 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 loss to Lawler at UFC 195.
.678: Cumulative percentage of wins between the 14 men – Griffin, Chiesa, Oliveira, Magny, Maia, Lawler, Woodley, St. Pierre, Healy, Kampmann, Prater, Kitaoka, Johny Hendricks and Jake Shields – who beat Condit. They own a combined record of 365-159-14.
8: Welterweight in UFC history, including Condit (4:11:17), who racked up 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.