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Mike Pyle Loves Acting But “Will Never Leave” MMA

UFC welterweight Mike Pyle put together a solid string of victories last year with three straight wins involving a strike-based stoppage in the opening round of action. While the success may have improved Pyle’s overall record to 6-1 in his last seven scraps, positioning the seasoned veteran for a possible run at a title-shot in 2013, he is also 37 years old and likely at the tail end of his career.

In recent years, Pyle has taken some of his free time to focus on a career after MMA with a specific emphasis on acting. And, with roles in the Universal Soldier franchise and Men in Black 3, it seems like “Quicksand” could be headed to Hollywood in the near future.

Pyle elaborated on his passion for on-screen action compared to the love he has for MMA in a recent interview with Caged Insider, assuring fans he plans to always be part of the sport even after he hangs his gloves up for good.

“I’ll never leave MMA. MMA has been a part of my life probably before you were born. I’ve been doing this for years. I will always be involved somehow, someway. The martial arts will always be part of my life. It’s a part of me,” explained Pyle. “I’m not gonna leave MMA for acting, but when my time is up with MMA I will pursue acting.”

The 24-8-1 Pyle was last seen in a December drumming of James Head at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, picking up the 21st finish of his career in the process.