Paul Felder Shares Two Ways He’d Come Out Of Retirement
Paul Felder announced his retirement and still plans to enjoy his life without MMA gloves on his hands.
But he said there still are some relevant alternatives for him. The UFC veteran, and one of the most successful commentators of the promotion, said he would want a “money fight.”
“There’s like two scenarios,” Felder told MMA Junkie Radio. “Obviously the ‘money fight. For some reason if Conor (McGregor) just hates my guts again and wants to fight me, OK sure. I’ll throw on the old MMA gloves to get back in there to change my life and teach him a lesson, but other than that, no.”
“The other one was – Sean Brady actually texted me the other day and he’s like, ‘Would you come back out of retirement for a fight at the Wells Fargo with all of us?’
“Now we’ve got eight Philly guys or at least close to it (in the UFC). (Andre) Petroski, the Daukaus brothers, Jeremiah Wells, (Pat) Sabatini, Brady, Bill Algeo is from the Pennsylvania area, right outside of Philly,” he added. “That would be tough to turn down, but I don’t know when they’re coming back to the Wells Fargo and who would I fight – I don’t know.”
In his previous five contests, he suffered three losses via split decision, but earned two impressive victories.
Felder is the guy who defeated current lightweight champion Charles Oliveira via TKO with elbows in the second round. He also avenged his loss against Edson Barboza in 2019. He held war against Dan Hooker and fought very close in a short-notice fight against former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
“I have five more fights at least physically in me, I just – it’s not there in the fire, it’s not in the belly anymore, so it was time,” Felder added.
“It’s been a great four years, and I feel like I’m just getting started with that and getting back to the acting eventually a little more as well hopefully.”