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Carlos Condit remains set on title shot or bust after meeting with UFC brass

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Carlos Condit hasn't made a decision on whether he's going to return to the Octagon.

But the former UFC interim welterweight and WEC welterweight champion has at least gotten the ball rolling on pondering his next move in the wake of his razor-thin loss to current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 195.

Condit went to Las Vegas this week to meet with UFC brass and discuss his future, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.

The end result of the meeting is that Condit is basically in the same position he was going in: It's title shot or bust. A veteran of nearly 40 mixed martial arts fights, with a hard-charging style, Condit is only going to subject himself to another round of high-intensity battles like the Fight of the Year candidate against Lawler if there's sufficient motive.

In the interim, other potential options lurk for Lawler, who took a split decision from Condit at UFC 195. There has been talk about Conor McGregor going up to welterweight and challenging Lawler should McGregor defeat lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197, and there has been lingering chatter about a potential return for former longtime welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.

With Condit being in no rush to make a major life decision, the Jackson's MMA fighter is willing to stay back and see how these scenarios play out.