NBC Sports’ Ariel Helwani is reporting that popular UFC fighter Chris “Lights Out” Lytle has announced that Sunday’s fight against Dan Hardy will be his last.
Lytle told NBCsports.com “I’ve been fighting since ’98, fighting forever, a lot of it is just that I’m not doing my responsibilities like I need to at home,” he said. “I feel like I’m not being the type of dad I want to. I got four kids and lots of times I feel just an immense sense of guilt for not being there in times when I should.”
“I just feel like I have a lot of things in my head that I feel guilty about,” he said. “I have a great time fighting, and I love fighting — I want to do it all the time — but I think that sometimes it’s time for me to not think about what I want and start thinking about what’s best for other people.”
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Lytle will leave a legacy of one of the most entertaining fighters the UFC has employed, and he will no doubt be looking to leave the octagon for the final time as a winner or at the very least go out on his shield.