Anthony Perosh became the second oldest fighter for the UFC by turning 41-years-old in May of this year. The light heavyweight has three rules that will dictate when he retires.
“Obviously, when you lose more matches than you win, it’s time to give it away,” said Perosh on MMA Junkie Radio. “Secondly, if your body can’t keep up with the training, it’s time to give it away. Or finally, if you mentally don’t want it anymore – there are fighters out there 10 years younger who look like they don’t want to be there.”
At 3-2, this is Perosh’s second outing for the UFC. He lost two heavyweight bouts for them in 2006. He enters the fight off a knockout loss to Ryan Jimmo.
Perosh looks to keep his career alive when he meets Vinny Magalhaes. At UFC 159, Magalhaes suffered a decision loss to Phil Davis.
Perosh-Magalhaes are set for the main card of UFC 163. It’s later today, from Brazil’s HSBC Arena.
The oldest person on the UFC roster is Dan Henderson, who turns 43 later in the month.