Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Chris Lytle Says He's Retiring After Dan Hardy Fight At UFC Live 5

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The following is an excerpt from an article by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and NBCSports.com:

SUNDAY'S BOUT WILL BE LAST FOR LYTLE

BY ARIEL HELWANI
NBCSports.com

MILWAUKEE – On the eve of his UFC Live on Versus 5 fight against Dan Hardy, Chris “Lights Out” Lytle has decided that Sunday night's bout will be his last.

The popular welterweight exclusively informed NBCSports.com of his decision Saturday evening.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Lytle said he made up his mind “a few months ago” when he spent some quality time with his children while rehabbing injuries. Upon returning to the gym, Lytle said he felt “a guilt that I'm not used to” feeling.

“I just feel like I have a lot of things in my head that I feel guilty about,” he said. “I have a great time fighting, and I love fighting

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