Pellegrino ready to return from retirement, but not with UFC

by Stephanie Daniels | source: crooklynscorner.com
 

“I’m actually thinking about fighting again, but I don’t know what organization I will come to, and put my fist back in again.”

When asked to clarify his statement further, Kurt explained,

“Once again, when the champ was born, I asked Joe (Silva) if I could retire and walk away from the sport. Therefore, I ended my contract with the UFC. I greatly appreciate them, but I didn’t think it was my time. My head wasn’t in fighting. It was into raising a family and being there for them.  They let me leave, which was very nice. I just don’t know if fighting in the UFC is what I want to do right now. It’s not that I don’t ‘want’ to fight for them. It’s just that fighting for them is a lot of traveling, autograph signing. It’s not ‘just’ fighting with them. You have to keep up with marketing yourself as a brand, and I have a family. Do I want to come back to fighting? Yes. Do I think the time, right now, for me, is to be in the UFC? No. ”

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TheGARV site profile image  

8/25/11 12:42 PM by TheGARV

 In Kurt's case it's more about the other aspects of fighting in the UFC rather than the actual fighting.  He wants to compete but not have to deal with all the PR work, etc. 

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8/25/11 12:42 PM by TheGARV

 In Kurt's case it's more about the other aspects of fighting in the UFC rather than the actual fighting.  He wants to compete but not have to deal with all the PR work, etc. 

Peckerwood site profile image  

8/25/11 12:41 PM by Peckerwood

So annoying how guys "retire" and then decide to fight again 6 months later lol...

Peckerwood site profile image  

8/25/11 12:41 PM by Peckerwood

So annoying how guys "retire" and then decide to fight again 6 months later lol...

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8/25/11 9:25 AM by john joe

i reckon crooklyns corner will fast become a big-ranking mma site

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8/25/11 9:25 AM by john joe

i reckon crooklyns corner will fast become a big-ranking mma site

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8/25/11 1:32 AM by ZANGx

much respect to batmanwould love to see him in Bellator

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8/25/11 1:32 AM by ZANGx

much respect to batmanwould love to see him in Bellator

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8/24/11 11:41 PM by Chainsaw Charles

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