It’s fair to say Nate Quarry’s last fight with Jorge Rivera back in March didn’t exactly go according to plan.  The former TUF season 1 fighter lost by TKO, and his face was so badly damaged as a result that he required facial reconstruction surgery and now has a titanium plate and 13 screws in his head.

Thankfully he’s now well on the road to recovery and has just got back into the gym to resume training. In a new interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani the 38 year-old suggests that he may now be seriously considering hanging up his gloves.

“We’ll see.  It’s kinda nice actually, taking this time off and walking up in the morning knowing that I don’t necessarily have to get punched in the head today,” Quarry admits.

So what would he do if he did decide to retire from the sport?

Apparently Quarry is on the verge of launching a new clothing line called Zombie Cage Fighter, and says that he’s also had some interest in turning it into a film, comic book and even a TV series.

I say if he can make a comfortable living elsewhere then he should go for it.  Considering that he’s now approaching 40, has suffered a number of injuries and been in some tough wars and realistically is not showing the kind of form that suggests he’s still got a title run left in him, now would be a good time to call it quits.

Check out Quarry’s full interview below.

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