Paul Felder hung up his gloves after coming out on the wrong end of two split-decision verdicts in a row against Dan Hooker and Rafael dos Anjos last year, but the current UFC color commentator has revealed a couple of ways he could be tempted to come back for one last fight in the Octagon.
“There’s two scenarios,” Felder told MMAjunkie.com. “Obviously the ‘money fight’. For some reason if Conor (McGregor) just hates my guts again and wants to fight me, OK sure. I’ll throw on the old MMA gloves to get back in there to change my life and teach him a lesson, but other than that, no. The other one was – Sean Brady actually texted me the other day and he’s like, ‘Would you come back out of retirement for a fight at the Wells Fargo [Arena in Iowa] with all of us?’
“Now we’ve got eight Philly guys or at least close to it (in the UFC). (Andre) Petroski, the Daukaus brothers, Jeremiah Wells, (Pat) Sabatini, Brady, Bill Algeo is from the Pennsylvania area, right outside of Philly. That would be tough to turn down, but I don’t know when they’re coming back to the Wells Fargo and who would I fight – I don’t know.”
For now though it appears that the 37-year-old Felder isn’t in a hurry to return and is enjoying his time in the commentary booth instead.
“It’s one of the reasons I was able to retire early,” Felder said. “I have five more fights at least physically in me, I just – it’s not there in the fire, it’s not in the belly anymore, so it was time. It’s been a great four years, and I feel like I’m just getting started with that and getting back to the acting eventually a little more as well hopefully.”