Carlos Condit is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States of America who is currently contracted to fight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship of the UFC. He is classified in the Welterweight division by the UFC and has been the champion in the division in the now defunct World Extreme Cage-fighting or the WEC and was the last Welterweight champion in the company before it merged with UFC. Condit has, so far, had an illustrious career and during his time in the WEC, he beat the likes of Frank Trigg, Dan Hardy, Jake Ellenberger, Brock Larson, Rory MacDonald, Dong Hyun Kim and the likes to cement his place as the top fighter in his weight class in the company. Ever since he made his professional debut, Condit has been pretty consistent and has made the top 10 list of best Welterweight fighters according to various magazines and websites almost regularly. Sherdog currently ranks him as the 6th best Welterweight in the world.
Born on the 26th of April, 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States of America, Carlos Condit began to learn the mixed martial arts since he was very little and he immediately took a liking to the form. He is also a brilliant exponent of Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as kickboxing and boxing and he uses his skills in these formats to his advantage inside the ring. After making his debut in the WEC, it did not take Condit long enough to make the roster take notice of him with impressive displays inside the ring and became the last ever Welterweight champion by defeating John Alessio at WEC 26 with the help of his submission moved the Rear Naked Choke in only the second round. Before the merger of the WEC and the UFC, Carlos Condit had a perfect 5-0 record in the WEC.
Condit was supposed to face the UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre for the championship but due to an injury forcing out St-Pierre, the match could not take place and Condit elected not to face any other replacement opponent and said that he would wait for St-Pierre to get better before facing him for the title in a match scheduled to take place early in 2012. Carlos Condit has a record of 27 win in 32 matches in his career and his Rear naked Choke is one of the most feared submission moves and this is something that puts him in the driver’s seat for his championship match with Georges St-Pierre.