Pellegrino ready to return from retirement, but not with UFC

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

“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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