For every action, there’s an equal an opposite reaction.

This is true of physics, and this is true of the rise – and inevitable fall – of our heroes.

Carlos Condit was every bit the hero when he transitioned from the WEC to the UFC, a natural born killer, a blood-soaked warrior who would give his all and forever be considered elite.

But he’s not elite anymore. Time and injuries have that conqueror and conquistador into someone who can’t find a win against the less-than-elite Alex Oliveira. Want to feel sad? Take a look at Condit’s performance at UFC on FOX 29 this past weekend. The Condit of yore would’ve won that fight in less than a round.

It hurts seeing him like this, and even Condit is unsure of his future. Even he knows he’s not the fighter he used to be.

Post choke out, where the fuck am I , WTF happened, feeling kinda warm and fuzzy , hope I didn’t just piss my shorts on live TV , thousand yard stare. I’ve posted plenty of pictures looking like a Badass. Triumphant and powerful… But here’s the flip side, crumpled and weak in defeat. Rough day at the office 😐 Fuck it though, I had fun. I trained my ass off and I came to fight. This is what leaving it all out there looked like on Saturday. Much respect to my opponent and his team. Thank you for taking the fight on short notice. Congratulations and best of luck in the future. I don’t know what’s next guys… 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. 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. Right now I’m looking forward to summer shenanigans with my sons and to expanding @hundredhandscoffee .

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What do you think? What should Condit do next? Is it finally time for him to retire?