UFC vet Dustin Hazelett puts fighting career on hold, heads back to school | MMAjunkie.com
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Former UFC welterweight and lightweight Dustin Hazelett has put his fighting career on hold and gone back to school.

The 24-year-old also is focusing on teaching and jiu-jitsu competitions during the break from MMA.

The Ohio-based fighter discussed the plans with MMAjunkie.com's Dann Stupp in today's MMA Insider for the "Dayton Daily News."

Hazelett (12-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC), a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Jorge Gurgel, made his pro MMA debut as an 18-year-old and signed with the UFC just two years later. He won five of his first seven UFC fights while winning two "Submission of the Night" bonuses and a "Fight of the Night" award.

However, following his consecutive losses to Paul Daley, Rick Story and Mark Bocek, UFC officials cut him from the roster in December.
I hope he makes his way back to the UFC someday. I enjoy watching him fight.