Carlos Condit contemplated on making it the end of his career, having lost to Robbie Lawler at the beginning of the year.

Now it appears that he may be even closer to hanging up his four-ounce gloves for good.

One bout removed him from very nearly claiming welterweight gold, Condit returned to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver with a chance to jump right back into the welterweight title picture.

Nevertheless, the evening did not go as planned, as “The Natural Born Killer” was overwhelmed by the grappling of Demian Maia and tapped to a rear-naked choke 1:52 into the first round of their main event clash.

Condit managed to land only one significant strike before succumbing to Maia. It was a far cry from his previous outing against Lawler, a bout many thought he won and is one of the frontrunners for “Fight of the Year” for 2016.

The defeat has forced Condit to make an honest assessment of where he stands in the UFC, although his perspective probably doesn’t align with the general consensus.

Jackson-Wink MMA standout has triumphed twice in his last seven outings, but four of those setbacks have come against men who either were holding the 170-pound title or had held it at some point. The other, Maia, might be next in line for a championship opportunity.

“I’m not sure if I have any business fighting at this level anymore. I’ve been at this for a really long time. The pressure of kind of being one of the top guys for almost a decade, it’s been awesome.

“I’ve gotten to do what I love for a living for a long period of time. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. We’ll see,” he said.


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