Heavyweight Christian Morecraft hasn’t fought since January 2012, and it sounds like he won’t be setting foot in a cage anytime soon if ever again at all. The 26-year old finisher recently took to Facebook and announced he’d decided to retire from MMA in hopes of finding “an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy”.
Morecraft started his career out with six straight wins but suffered stumbles in three of his last four fights. Worse yet, the trio of losses all came by way of knockout.
The Massachusetts native exits the sport with a 7-3 record including TKOs/submissions in all of his victories and six first-frame stoppages. His lone triumph inside the Octagon came against Sean McCorkle who he choked out cold nearly two years ago to the day of his announcement.
Morecraft’s complete statement can be read below:
“There’s plenty of ex-professional athletes out there who are lost, broke, and jobless when competing is over, so with that being said (I’m) trying to find an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy.”
“I’m saying goodbye to the fight business for right now. Nothing’s set in stone because we all know that nothing in life is, but for now I’ve got some other matters to take care of. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you and god bless everyone.”
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC