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Christian Morecraft Retires At 26

UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft is planning to retire from the sport, but has kept the option for a return open. The 26-year-old spoke about needing to work a full time job to support fighting.

Morecraft posted the following on his Facebook:

“There’s plenty of ex-professional athletes out there who are lost, broke, and jobless when competing is over, so with that being said trying to find an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy … I’m saying goodbye to the fight business for right now. Nothing’s set in stone because we all know that nothing in life is, but for now I’ve got some other matters to take care of. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you and god bless everyone.”

After six, first round wins in Massachusetts Morecraft joined the UFC. He went 1-3 for them with no fight going past the second round. Pat Barry knocked him out in round one at January’s UFC on FX. For their performance, they took Fight of the Night.

The other UFC losses came to Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione.