Carlos Condit isn’t the fighter he once was and he knows it.
The popular welterweight was submitted by Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira this past weekend at a UFC Fight Night event in Glendale, Ariz. It was Condit’s fourth consecutive loss and it has the soon-to-be-35-year-old questioning what’s next.
Condit was candid with his fans on Instagram early Tuesday, as he posted a photo of himself sitting on the Octagon canvas, bloody and confused, after succumbing to a guillotine choke from Oliveira in the second round of their co-main event bout.
“I’ve posted plenty of pictures looking like a badass,” Condit wrote. “Triumphant and powerful…But here’s the flip side, crumpled and weak in defeat. Rough day at the office. … I trained my ass off and I came to fight. This is what leaving it all out there looked like on Saturday.”
The last WEC welterweight champion ever is undoubtedly one of the top fighters of his generation, regardless of weight class, but he is considered an all-time talent in the 170-pound division. Still, Condit is 2-7 in the since winning the interim UFC welterweight title in 2012 and hasn’t committed to continuing his mixed martial arts career.
“I still love this game, and most days I still feel that fire, I absolutely love what it do, but maybe my time has passed,” Condit added. “I don’t know the answer. This is what I know, this is my passion. I will never stop training, and if that leads me back to the the Octagon, you know I’ll try to make it bloody for ya.”