Someone is going to have to take over the fanny pack reins in the UFC, because light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury (pictured) has decided to retire from mixed martial arts.
Kyle dropped his fourth straight fight Saturday in a unanimous decision defeat to Patrick Cummins, thus, making the choice to walk away that much easier for the 32-year-old.
“I’m not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was never able to get comfortable in the octagon,” said Kingsbury post fight. “He set his takedowns well, and I really couldn’t do much to stop them.
“That was definitely my last fight. I told everyone I didn’t want to be a .500 fighter, and so enough was enough. It didn’t make sense to get beat up anymore.”
Kingsbury emerged onto the UFC scene as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 8” back in 2008. He leaves the game with a 11-6 (1 NC) record, going just 4-5 inside the octagon.
Kingsbury won’t be riding off into the sunset alone. All signs indicate that he and former UFC ring girl Natasha Wicks are still going strong.