Carlos Condit is just not a reputation you anticipate to see on a UFC prelim card, but such is the star energy at UFC 264, even a legend has to accept an early begin every so often.
Condit will tackle Max Griffin this Saturday night time on the T-Cellular Area on the undercard of Conor McGregor’s trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier.
The ‘Pure Born Killer’ has one of many coolest nicknames in fight sports activities and his combating model actually calls for it.
On the age of 37, Condit might be reaching the top of a storied profession, however it’s one stuffed with drama, pleasure and plagued by iconic moments.
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Take his unimaginable knockout of Dan Hardy in London; Condit stepped into the 02 Area in London in entrance of 17,000 vociferous followers who demanded blood for the Brit.
Robert Downey Jr, Man Ritchie and Jude Legislation have been all within the entrance row to witness a plum left hook join on Hardy’s chin and it even brought on ‘Iron Man’ to leap out of his seat in pure pleasure.
Earlier than Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz invented the ‘BMF’ title, Condit was a gangster within the octagon and did his speaking in his second residence.
A straight up savage who has confronted Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler and Georges St-Pierre, Condit has by no means been knocked out in an astonishing 55-fight skilled MMA profession.
That’s to not say he can’t ship a knockout blow himself, as one member of the US Military discovered the laborious approach.
Alongside BJ Penn, Urijah Faber and Michael Bisping at a base in Afghanistan, Condit determined to spar one unlucky soul and ‘The Rely’ remembers the incident extraordinarily effectively.
He mentioned: “Hastily, proper then and there, this Particular Forces man… Bang! Sucker punches him as laborious as he can. And I imply a f****** laborious shot. Keep in mind, we have been on the prime of a mountain in Afghanistan in a conflict zone, a really, very small base.
“These guys are working the present. They’ve received machine weapons, and so forth., and so forth…
“This man hits Carlos within the face as laborious as he can. [Condit] shakes his head, will get his s*** collectively. After which simply goes on the man. Jab, proper hand, left head kick… Increase. Knocks the f****** Particular Forces dude unconscious.
“And everybody’s wanting across the room like, ‘Holy s***!’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, Carlos, I’m unsure if that was the neatest factor to do. For f***s sake, I don’t need to die up right here.’”
Fortunately all of them made it out of Afghanistan to inform the unimaginable story, with Condit persevering with to struggle – regardless of shedding 5 of his final six fights.
But there are few higher below the lights than the ‘Pure Born Killer’ and even fewer who can face up to the kind of punishment he can dish out.