UFC welterweight Alan Jouban says he turned down a small-detect battle from Carlos Condit just before asserting his retirement from MMA.
Jouban declared earlier this 7 days that he is retiring from competing in blended martial arts and will instead be all-in on his career as a UFC broadcaster. Speaking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Jouban opened up about his determination to retire from the activity. He claimed it was a challenging phone, but finally just one he had to make. Even so, he admits that not too long ago turning down a combat in opposition to Carlos Condit — a dream matchup for him — was not easy to do.
“If I’m currently being genuine, they provided me what I needed and I turned it down. That designed me know, as nicely (to retire). I mean, it was terrible timing, I’m transferring correct now. They available me a fight although I’m going and if you know nearly anything about obtaining and offering houses, it’s extremely stressful. I have a great deal of matters to manage and for me to fall everything to just take a struggle would fully throw off all the things with my family members,” Jouban claimed.
“I’ve been seeking a Cowboy or Carlos Condit-type struggle for a quite extensive time. A 12 months in the past, I would have taken it. They provided me Carlos Condit a couple of weeks back on small detect. And I go, I have so substantially likely on proper now and to just take that battle suitable now, I just, a yr in the past, I have by no means turned down a combat, I would have jumped at it. But for me to not want that type of legend fight towards any person I respect so substantially, I had to flip it down.”
Jouban (17-7) is a person of the unusual UFC fighters who retired coming off of a earn, as he defeated Jared Gooden by way of unanimous conclusion in the final fight of his career this past November. A member of the UFC roster because 2014, Jouban racked up an 8-5 all round document in the world’s major MMA advertising. He gained 4 “Fight of the Night” bonuses for his wins in fights towards Seth Baczynski, Matt Dwyer, Belal Muhammad, and Ben Saunders.
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