Chris Lytle Set to Retire Following “UFC on Versus 5″

Written by Tom Ngo
August 14th, 2011

UFC Chris Lytle

Most believed Dan Hardy’s last Octagon fight would come on Sunday night at “UFC on Versus 5” if he posted his fourth consecutive loss when he met Chris Lytle. Late Saturday night, Lytle turned the tables and announced his last scrap will go down against Hardy regardless of a win or a loss.

“I’ve been fighting since ’98, fighting forever,” Lytle told NBCSports.com. “A lot of it is just that I’m not doing my responsibilities like I need to at home.

“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 owns a 30-18-5 professional record and made his claim to mainstream fame as a finalist against Matt Serra in “The Ultimate Fighter 4″ in 2006.

“Lights Out” was last seen posting a unanimous decision loss to Brian Ebersole at “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” in February 2011.

The 36-year-old stands opposite Hardy tonight inside the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Versus will broadcast the show live at 9PM ET/6PMPT.

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