UFC welterweight Carlos Condit loves his life. He has a beautiful, healthy family and the type of career countless other individuals aspire to achieve. However, that’s not to say Condit was always confident in his ability to make a living as a Mixed Martial Artist.
Condit recently spoke with Bleacher Report where he acknowledged the blessings in his life have given him a tremendous sense of appreciation.
“I’ve come farther than I ever even imagined I would. I started in MMA because I love to fight. I walked into the gym the first day and knew this was my sh*t. This is what I want to do. But there was no career. The top guys in the sport weren’t making a ton of money and most of them were working side jobs. From the mindset of doing it for the love and passion of the sport to being able to make a living—a damn good one at that—traveling the world and having the opportunities that I do, it’s incredible. It’s humbling to be honest.”
“Thinking back to when I was a kid, I was never the fastest. I was never the most talented kid but I was always scrappy—always tough—and I was always willing to work the hardest at whatever I was doing. I’ve carried that mentality with me throughout my career and it’s something I’ll continue to have going forward.”
SOURCE: Bleacher Report
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