It appears former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (pictured) won’t retire, after all.
On Tuesday, it was announced Condit will battle Demian Maia at UFC 202.
The August 20 event goes down inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Condit contemplated hanging up his MMA gloves after January’s highly controversial split decision defeat to current champ Robbie Lawler at UFC 195. Condit suggested the only scrap he would return to the cage for was an immediate rematch with Lawler, but “Ruthless” was assigned to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 instead.
So, with Lawler off the table and retirement shelved for a later day, Condit accepted a bout against white hot Maia.
Condit has dropped four of his past six fights. The 32-year-old hasn’t rattled off two straight wins since beating Nick Diaz in 2012 to capture the interim welterweight belt.
Maia, meanwhile, is enjoying a late career resurgence on the strength of five consecutive victories. The Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist is coming off May’s submission over Matt Brown.
Here is UFC 202’s current roster:
Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia
Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz