Cagewriter’s Hot or Not List: Carlos Condit, Kansas City and saying goodbye

Maggie Hendricks

What happened in this busy week of MMA? Check it out, plus a bit of site news.

Hot -- Carlos Condit: He left no doubt that he is still a top welterweight with his fourth-round TKO of Martin Kampmann on Wednesday night. Wouldn't a fight between him and Matt Brown be fun?

Not -- Miguel Torres: The one-time WEC champion was arrested for marijuana possession in Indiana over the weekend. His last fight was a loss in World Series of Fighting, and his last win was in the UFC in 2011.

Hot -- Kansas City: James Krause, Zak Cummings and Jason High all have brought home big wins for KC recently. The next win the town known for barbecue and fountains is seeking? A UFC event.

Not -- Tony Lopez: On Thursday night, Lopez -- who has hovered near the top of lower-tier MMA promotions for eight-year career -- did a despicable act in the cage. When choking out Andenlinson Clementino, he held the rear naked choke well after his opponent tapped and even after the referee tried to separate them. Then, he punched his opponent in face as he was standing up from the choke. According to Middle Easy, he was suspended indefinitely by the California State Athletic Commission. Hopefully, he'll never see the inside of a cage again.

Site news: Tomorrow will be my last day with Yahoo Sports and my last day covering MMA. I am headed to cover the NFL with another site. While I'm thrilled about this opportunity, I will miss the world of MMA. I will miss fighters who are unguarded in interviews, coaches who will spend hours speaking about their craft, and fans who are passionate about their sport. It's been five amazing years as a journalist covering MMA, but I'm looking forward to being a fight fan again.

I will also miss meeting readers in person, on Facebook and on Twitter. I've found Cagereaders to be smart, passionate and a whole lot of fun. Thank you for the past five years.

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