Is Ricardo Lamas Considering Retirement?
A lot is weighing on the mind of Ricardo Lamas after a hard-fought win at UFC on ESPN+ 33.
Lamas shared the Octagon with Bill Algeo on the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 33. The bout earned “Fight of the Night” honors, making both men $50,000 richer in bonuses. “The Bully” picked up the win after three rounds of action via unanimous decision.
During his post-fight interview, Lamas said that he wasn’t sure if he’s hanging up his gloves but it’s a decision he will have to make (via MMAJunkie.com).
“I’m not ready to clarify on [retiring] yet. It’s a decision I want to make with my family. With the way that I train, I travel a lot. I spend time away from my kids and wife. I just don’t know if I can do that anymore. I’m going to talk with them and we’ll make a decision together.”
Lamas also expressed gratitude to UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby. Lamas began his run for Zuffa LLC under the WEC banner on March 1, 2009. Once the UFC-WEC merger commenced, Lamas was brought in to the UFC and never looked back.
If Lamas does end up retiring, he’ll walk away from the sport of MMA with a pro record of 20-8. Along the way, he nabbed six wins via knockout or TKO and five by way of submission. He also competed for the UFC Featherweight Championship.
Lamas began his pro MMA career on January 25, 2008. He submitted Jack Corry in the first round via guillotine choke.