Albuquerque’s Carlos Condit said before the fight that he was ravenous, but it was Court McGee who ate most of the punches.
In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Condit — ravenous for victory, he’d said, after five consecutive losses — defeated McGee by unanimous decision Saturday in a featured welterweight bout on a UFC Fight Night card.
All three scorecards read 30-27 for Condit (31-13), who broke McGee’s nose with a right hand at the end of the first round and erased any doubts about his immediate future in the sport.
McGee, of Orem, Utah, is 19-10.
It was Condit’s first victory since 2015.
“I’ve had some ups and downs, surgeries,” he said in the Octagon afterward. “But it’s a pleasure to get in there and compete against a guy like Court.”