Chris Lytle Says He's Retiring After Dan Hardy Fight At UFC Live 5
By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The following is an excerpt from an article by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and NBCSports.com:
SUNDAY_S BOUT WILL BE LAST FOR LYTLE
BY ARIEL HELWANI
MILWAUKEE - On the eve of his UFC Live on Versus 5 fight against Dan Hardy, Chris "Lights Out" Lytle has decided that Sunday night_s bout will be his last.
The popular welterweight exclusively informed NBCSports.com of his decision Saturday evening.
"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."
Lytle said he made up his mind "a few months ago" when he spent some quality time with his children while rehabbing injuries. Upon returning to the gym, Lytle said he felt "a guilt that I_m not used to" feeling.
"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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