Dustin Hazelett puts MMA careeer on hold for family

source: sherdog.com

“Fighting is a very unstable source of income,” Dustin Hazelett recently told Sherdog.com. “Even though I’m young, I’ve had a long and rough career that took a pretty hard toll on my body.”

“Ever since I tore my ACL, I have been very concerned with getting a career set up so that if, God forbid, I can’t fight anymore, I have a career to go work in,” Hazelett said. “It seems more important now that I’m about to be a father.”

“Right now, I’m working for a private ambulance company (as an EMT). It leaves me a decent amount of time to train, which I really like.”

“I still watch (mixed martial arts)as much as I did last year when I was fighting all the time. I’m still training. I’ve been focusing more on helping my teammates out with preparing for their fights. I really enjoy teaching BJJ. It gives me a chance to help my team as they helped me.

“I’m not planning on fighting until after the baby gets here and I’m able to see how much time I have to train. I want to get into a good parenting rhythm before I try to fight again.”

“Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to have more than 24 hours’ growth while I’m working. It sucks. I feel like less of a man, although I have gotten stronger from lifting and carrying people all day.”

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gooner666 site profile image  

7/25/11 8:15 PM by gooner666

“Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to have more than 24 hours’ growth while I’m working. It sucks. I feel like less of a man"I hear you man!

WallySparks204 site profile image  

7/25/11 8:13 PM by WallySparks204

UFC the NFL of mma.I wonder how many pros that play in the NFL have to take time away from playing football professionaly to help support their family.

SirChadwick site profile image  

7/25/11 7:46 PM by SirChadwick

Nothing inspires a guy quite like having a baby... he'll be back.

Sourire site profile image  

7/25/11 2:06 PM by Sourire

McLovin is a really exciting fighter... sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders and I wish him the best of luck!

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

7/25/11 1:41 PM by Chimonos Revenge

hope to see him come back.I always liked to watch him fight.Talented guy.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

7/25/11 1:40 PM by Chimonos Revenge

means you have to shave every day

demonbasketball04 site profile image  

7/25/11 1:38 PM by demonbasketball04

What does this mean??

PosterboyOwnsMe4 site profile image  

7/25/11 1:08 PM by PosterboyOwnsMe4

 big fan of hazelett's and i hope to see some of his crazy shit in the future.  always gotta put family first, though.