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UFC Quick Quote: Clay Guida will retire from fighting when he starts to suck

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

"I haven't put together that special run that's got me into that title shot yet. I've been No. 1 contender, but you have to fight for that belt and that's what I'm here to do. Everyone knows it, and I'm not going anywhere until it happens. I don't put a date [on retirement], I don't put a year on it because I think when people say, ‘Oh, I'm going to fight until I'm 39,' they tend to stop early. I'll be done fighting when I start to suck."

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Clay Guida returns to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon to battle featherweight stalwart Thiago Tavares at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place this Saturday night (Nov. 7, 2015) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And if you're wondering how much longer "The Carpenter" plans to saw his way through the 145-pound division, rest assured he's not going anywhere just yet. That's because the 32-15 Guida told MMA Junkie that he's not calling it quits until he sucks at his job, which at age 34 (in just over a month), may not be that far away. As for making a run at the title, that will require him to start putting together consecutive wins, something he hasn't done since 2011. For more on UFC Fight Night 77 click here.