26 year old UFC Heavyweight Christian Morecraft is walking away from mixed martial arts. The seven and three Morecraft has lost his last two fights via knockout, and in his statement on facebook, he says the difficulty of juggling his life, training and still working a full time job are the main reasons he is hanging up the gloves. Morecraft last fought Pat Barry in January of 2012 and has been on the shelf ever since the loss.
He announced via Facebook:
“To anyone who still follows, competing in the UFC is a tough job on many different levels – getting better staying focused and all the other (expletive) that life brings to you and not to mention I still have to work a full time job to support yourself in the meantime. There’s plenty of “ex professional athletes” out there who are lost , broke, and jobless when competing is over, so with that being said trying to find an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy so with that being said I’m saying GOODBYE TO THE FIGHT BUSINESS for right now. Nothing’s set in stone because we all know that nothing in life is, but for now I’ve got some other matters to take care of. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you and god bless everyone.”
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