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UFC Quick Quote: Nate Quarry might take his 'Rock' and go home

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"We'll see. It's kind of nice, actually, taking this time off, waking up in the morning knowing that I don't necessarily have to get punched today and I've got so many other incredible opportunities going on, so we'll see where my career takes me. I've been fighting for 12 years, training for 14. So 12 years, that's a lot. I started with absolutely nothing, literally living the American Dream. I saw the UFC on TV when I was 24, opened up the phone book, found a gym and started training. ... I was the guy sitting on the couch watching the fights, got up, went out, joined a gym. If I can do it, anybody can because I had no athletic ability from day one. Just willing to take my beating and move forward."

Nate Quarry tells the MMA Hour he's been enjoying some time off from the fight game and might want to make it permanent. After getting battered at UFC Fight Night 21 back on March 31 of this year (2010) by Jorge Rivera, the "Rock" went under the knife for some facial reconstruction surgery. Quarry, famous for his exciting fights and ability to take punishment, might have taken enough beatings to last him a lifetime. Now that he's putting more work into his Zombie Cage Fighter line, it looks like he hopes to move on to a less physically taxing lifestyle. Have we seen the last of the explosive middleweight? If we have, what will you remember most about the former title contender? Have at it, Maniacs.

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