Kurt Pellegrino Stepping Away From The Sport Of MMA To Find Himself

UFC lightweight veteran, Kurt Pellegrino will be stepping away from the sport of mixed martial arts to pursue a number of business opportunities, adding he doesn’t want to retire but he needs to find himself and his love for the sport again.

Pellegrino, posting via his blog site, KurtPellegrino.com, said:

“At this time I am choosing to take some time off and step away from the sport as a fighter. Over my most recent fights, I have come to the realization that at this point I no longer can [or] want to make fighting my first priority.”

“There are also a few business opportunities for me personally that I would like to pursue, but was unable to do so because of training and fighting. I just want to take this time to focus on some other things in my life and see if I get the itch to fight again.”

“It is bittersweet to possibly end my career on a loss and something I will have to deal with on my own, but overall it has been a rewarding 11 years for me, and I want the end to be on my terms and no one else’s. It’s hard to make a decision like this, but I feel it’s best for me to step away for now, and time will tell what the future will bring for me. I don’t want to retire, but I need to find myself and find my love for this sport again.”

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