ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Wed, August 9, 2017) – UFC on FOX 21 took place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, the main card aired on FOX while the prelims on FOX and UFC Fight Pass. Carlos Condit’s career could be over after he suffered a first-round submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 21 main event at UFC on FOX 21.
Condit stated during the Post Fight Press Conference:
“I don’t know if I have any business fighting at this level anymore, I’ve been at this for a really long time. The pressure of kind of being one of the top guys for almost a decade, it’s been awesome to be involved in this sport as long as I have. I got to do what I love for a living for a very long time. I don’t know, man. I don’t know if I belong here anymore. We’ll see.”
Since his last fight this gave Albuquerque’s own Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit plenty of time to think and try out new things. For example hes in the medical sales business which got him into partnering up with two other coffee lovers and created a coffee company called “Hundred Hands Craft Coffee.” To learn more about this company you can head out to their website by going here.
“I met my partner Ryan and his wife in a cadaver lab. We were showing doctors how to put people’s arms back together and we got on the subject of coffee. Ryan was wanting to do some cold brew. I am a coffee fanatic and it kind of clicked”
That’s when the partnership between Condit and local medical suppliers Ryan and Kaitlin Hoskinson began. The Hoskinsons were already brewing their own nitro coffee at home, but to take it to the next level, they would need to find a roaster.
As of now they don’t plan to open their own local location but their goal is to have taps of their nitro coffee at restaurants, bars, taprooms and even gyms all throughout Albuquerque. They came up with the name “Hundred Hands” to pay homage to the time and effort that goes into growing and processing coffee from the villages in which the beans come from.
Will fight fans see “The Natural Born Killer” anytime soon in the Octagon? Will he retire and become The Natural Born Killer of Coffee?
Condit is not the only New Mexican fighter working in the Coffee industry. Back in 2013, founders and athletes Keith Jardine, Tait Fletcher and Lacie Mackey teamed up to create Caveman Coffee Co. and partnered with a specialty coffee roaster that owns their family farm and imports their beans from Colombia. Caveman Coffee is hand-picked, wet processed and small batch roasted by a master coffee roaster in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Owners and Faces of Caveman:
Tait Fletcher is a SAG award-winning actor and has recently appeared in Breaking Bad, Jurassic World, John Wick, The Equalizer and many more. He is an accomplished MMA fighter and BJJ Black Belt. Taits career also includes being a professional stuntman. He owns a successful gym in Santa Fe, NM that offers CrossFit and 10th Planet Jui Jitsu programs. He is an investor in Nuevo Cerveza, Bloody Maria and the successful chain of Concrete Cowboy bars in Texas.
Keith Jardine is a World Champion UFC fighter. He is one of the most recognizable faces in the MMA world, known as “Keith the Mean Jardine.” He is a professional stuntman and actor and can be seen in such blockbusters as Inherent Vice, John Wick, Maze Runner, Breaking Bad and many more. He also owns a hot yoga and functional movement gym in Albuquerque called Hot Yoga Infusion. His personal experience with training and nutrition are at the foundation of the Caveman Coffee’s company values.
Lacie Mackey is a professional stunt trainer and CrossFit athlete. She currently trains Hollywood’s leading actors and actresses to prepare for high action stunts on camera. She competed in the Southern California CrossFit Games Regional twice and was on a 2011 team that went to the CrossFit Games. She is very integrated in the CrossFit community world ide through her business travels and time competing. She has a background in business marketing and has created and run national programs for Fortune 500 companies over the last 10 years. She applies this experience to Caveman operations. ~~ cavemancoffee.com
To learn more about Caveman Coffee Co. head out to their website by going here and if you are in the area or a local than you should try and visit these masters of coffee here in Albuquerque, NM.