Rua (27-12-1 MMA, 11-10-1 UFC), a previous UFC light-weight heavyweight champion, UFC Hall of Famer, and Delight grand prix winner, experienced a next-round TKO decline in his rematch with Craig (14-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) on Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
“Shogun” turns 39 Wednesday, and he’s 2-2-1 in his earlier five fights dating again to June 2018. He struggled to give resistance versus Craig, and White feels he’s observed sufficient.
“I hope that tonight is his previous evening – I would like to see him retire,” White told reporters, which include MMA Junkie, at the UFC 255 post-fight information convention. “Just staying genuine: ‘Shogun’ didn’t glance like ‘Shogun’ to me tonight. ‘Shogun’ appeared aged and like a shell of his former self tonight. So yeah, I’d like to see him dangle it up, hopefully.”
White explained he has yet to have a particular conversation with the Brazilian about his foreseeable future. Rua has spoken brazenly more than the previous a number of many years that he was knowledgeable his time in the activity was nearing its stop following getting in the recreation due to the fact his professional debut in November 2002.
The choice to hold preventing will in the long run tumble on Rua, even though. White uncovered that he nevertheless owes two contracted bouts, but did not convey whether he’d release Rua from the roster if he chose to continue to keep fighting.
“I imagine he has two fights remaining on his deal,” White said. “But I would like to see him retire.”