While Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has officially quit MMA to go Hollywood, one high-profile fighter will not be following him. Roger Huerta recently told Sherdog.com that his success in tinsel town will not get in the way of his fighting career.
“I don’t think I’m going to call it quits anytime soon,” Huerta told Sherdog about his future in fighting.
The Los Angeles native recently lost a close split decision to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 19, and suffered a loss before that to Kenny Florian at UFC 87. Huerta says these two losses are keeping him motivated to fight.
“I can’t go out with two losses in a row,” he stated.
Huerta is now a free agent after his fight with Maynard. However, Huerta calls the UFC his home and hopes to remain with the organization.
“I’ve been with the UFC since 2006,” he said. “If the UFC wants me back, I’d be willing to go back.”
If things fall through for Huerta with the UFC, he has an acting career to fall back on. The lightweight fighter recently filmed the live action motion picture Tekken, due to be released in late 2009.
“I’m still open to acting. Hopefully we get something going with that, but I’m not going to prioritize now. I’ll still prioritize fighting.”