Pettis’ title-win in August cemented his status as one of the best 155ers to come along in some time. Unfortunately, as brilliant as Pettis is in the Octagon, his repeated stints on the shelf due to injury are concerning. He’s had to pull out of multiple match-ups after going down in the gym and has only fought five times in the last three years. As such, Pettis should consider calling it a career after cementing his legacy over the next few years before he ends up jeopardizing his long-term health or lands a limp in his 40s.
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones recently turned heads by revealing he hoped to hang his gloves up by the time he turns 30. According to the 26-year old title-holder, he already has enough money to retire if so desired and also wants to leave his reputation relatively untarnished. Jones’ interest in preserving his legacy, as well as his health, makes sense given his accomplishments thus far in the Octagon. In fact, there are a handful of other fighters who should consider the same strategy where their careers are concerned… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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