Retired UFC welterweight contender Chris “Lights Out” Lytle is beloved by MMA fans everywhere for his never-say-die attitude and his absolute willingness to leave it all in the cage, every time.
Unlike many veterans, Lytle decided to exit the game before his skills had faded considerably: his last fight was a true-to-form epic battle against Dan Hardy, which he won via third-round submission. Secure in his decision to leave the sport of MMA, Lytle now has his eyes set on a different battle.
The 37-year-old has flirted with entering politics for some time now and today announced via The Underground that he will officially run for state senate in his home state of Indiana in order to battle the corruption that is rife in politics.
“Hey everybody, this is Chris Lytle. I’ve decided that I can no longer let our government run with the same attitude that it has been for years,” he wrote. “Our politicans worry about themselves more than the people they represent. That needs to change. Therefore, I’m running for state senate in Indiana. I know times are tough, but I would greatly appreciate campaign donation through my website Lytleforindiana.com. I don’t care if it’s $10, $20, or $50. It all helps. I’m running against someone who has been in there for 23 years and is well funded. Once again thanks and please watch how I start fighting in a new way.”