26 – year – old UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft left a message on his Facebook this week explaining his future plans in regards to fighting and retirement.
“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”
The 6 foot 6 260 lb Washington, D.C. native struggled to find success in the octagon earning an unimpressive record of 1-3, all three losses consisteing of a knockout. Morecraft’s only win came via technical submission (gullitone choke) in the second round against Sean McCorkle back in 2011.
Although Morecraft is unsure about his future in the fight business, do not expect this to be the last time he is seen fighting inside a cage. Although he hasn’t exactly seen success inside the octagon, he is still young and has enough talent to be able to evolve and progress. Although he is walking away for now, I do expect this decision to be temporary, we see this situation occur so often with athletes that it’s hard to take their retirement statments as credible in terms of longjevity.