McCorkle stayed active after his release, winning six straight fights, but then lost five of his last six and today announced his retirement from professional MMA:
Citing herniated discs that have been making his life -- as well as confessing to not really enjoying fighting -- McCorkle was very lighthearted in his retirement announcement.
"Believe it or not, despite my current streak, I'm actually going to be stepping down from being a fighter," he told host Ariel Helwani. "It's probably one of the worst professions of all time. Yeah, I'm going to be retiring from MMA, not that anyone cares because I've only fought once in the last year."