Originally Posted by xrjxarsonx
he can always go back and be a cop later, this doesnt seem like a tough decision.
Originally Posted by AngryJohnny
When you're 34, it's a tough decision.
It's an age old question, trade stability for a chance at the brass ring. The issue Pierson has to weigh is: do I think I have a legitimate chance to be a champion, and am I willing to forfeit everything for the opportunity to take that risk?
My concerns are that working for the UFC, there is absolutely no job stability. dana has shown a penchant to cut guys after a single loss--regardless of how talented--unless they're the object of fanboy manlove. There is no insurance, there is no pension-plan or retirement, there is nothing but the opportunity to live the dream. And for many people that's enough.
However, if he's 34, he has maybe [a big maybe] 4-6 years left fighting. He's probably thinking about retirement funds and stability, which a police-force job would offer.
Couple that with the indication that Sean hasn't really shown that he's even a solid B-level fighter. I mean, he beat Riddle [also not a solidly ranked B-level guy] on short notice, and it was a great fight, but there are more unanswered questions about him than ones that he's resolved.
I think his decision becomes a more difficult one. I'm betting his heart is in the cage, but his head is looking at stability. I wish him the best, either way.
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