10 Legendary MMA Bouts Where Both Fighter's Careers Never Recovered

10. UFC 195: Carlos Condit Vs. Robbie Lawler

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The bout between 'The Natural Born Killer' Carlos Condit and 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 turned out to be an absolute war. Over the course of five epic rounds, both fighters landed several shots that should have been enough to put the other away.

Surprisingly, the fight somehow managed to go the distance with Lawler winning the contest via controversial split decision and retaining his welterweight strap. For their effort, the combatants received a Fight of the Night bonus.

Given the number of devastating shots both men absorbed, it's not that surprising that their careers began to trend downwards after the memorable contest.

Condit is a former interim UFC Welterweight Champion who holds wins over stars like Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, and Dan Hardy. However, he would go on to lose his next four fights following UFC 195 (which took place in January of 2016) and is currently in the midst of a five-fight losing streak. In truth, 'The Natural Born Killer' hasn't looked the same since the Lawler fight.

For his part, Lawler hasn't fared much better since his run-in with Condit. He would go onto to lose his title to Tyron Woodley in his next bout. Since his Fight of the Night performance at UFC 195, Robbie Lawler has gone 1-4 inside the UFC Octagon.

While their title fight at UFC 195 was a legendary affair, evidence would suggest it took a lot out of both men.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.