UFC heavyweight fighter Christian Morecraft today announced that he’s decided to stop fighting professionally.
Only 26 years of age, Morecraft indicated that concerns over how he’d make a living after his MMA career was over have lead him to the decision to stop fighting and attempt to find a more secure career path instead.
He stopped short of declaring that he was retired from the sport, instead stating that he was, “Saying goodbye to the fight business for right now.”
While still included on the UFC’s heavyweight roster, Morecraft hasn’t fought since January of 2012 and had mustered just one win in four fights in the Octagon, with his sole victory coming by way of submission against Sean McCorkle.
He’d been KO’d in all three of his UFC losses and so despite holding an overall 7-3 record in the sport it’s perhaps a sensible decision on his part to call it a day now.