Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight top prospect Christian Morecraft is saying goodbye to the sport of mixed martial arts, announcing on his official Facebook page (via Boston Herald) that it's time for him to find an easier way to make a living.
"To anyone who still follows, competing in the UFC is a tough job on many different levels - getting better staying focused and all the other (expletive) that life brings to you and not to mention I still have to work a full time job to support yourself in the mean time. There's plenty of 'ex professional athletes' out there who are lost , broke, and jobless when competing is over, so with that being said trying to find an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy so with that being said I'm saying GOODBYE TO THE FIGHT BUISINESS for right now. Nothing's set in stone because we all know that nothing in life is, but for now I've got some other matters to take care of. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you and god bless everyone."
Morecraft (7-3) has been inactive since back-to-back knockout losses to Matt Mitrione (UFC on Versus 4) and Pat Barry (UFC on FX 3). He was charged with operating under the influence (OUI) last September (details here) after "having a few beers" with a bite to eat and then getting pulled over.
That's a wrap from New England ... but does anyone think the 26-year-old is truly gone for good?