When Chris Lytle handed UFC President Dana White a sealed envelope at yesterday’s weigh-ins, MMA fans everywhere began speculating on what its contents may have been. Now there’s an answer.

According to NBC Sports, Lytle is hanging up his gloves after UFC Live 5 in order to focus on his family and other interests back home in Indiana.

“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. 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,” he explained.

“Lights Out” made his UFC debut a decade and more than 100 events ago. This evening will mark his twentieth appearance in the Octagon including wins over Matt Brown, Tiki Ghosn, and Matt Serra.

Also notable in his career, Lytle has never been finished in any of his 53 professional fights other than a pair of cut-based stoppages. He has compiled an overall record of 30-18-5 with twenty-one submissions to his credit.

We at Fighters.com would like to express our thanks to Lytle for an ever-entertaining run in the UFC and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!


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