Alex 'Bruce Leroy' Caceres Planning Early Retirement
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.01.2013
He wants to be done at 30…
- Alex 'Bruce Leroy' Caceres recently spoke about his plans to retire from MMA early. Here are the highlights…
On Retiring Early: "I want to retire at 30. My goal, ultimately, is to be better tomorrow than I am today. It's a growing experience as a person. I don't want to define myself as just a fighter. I don't think that we should. This is not it for me. If anything, this is a small stepping-stone that will elevate me to my true purpose and goals in life. Fighting is just one small aspect of my life, and I choose not to define myself just with fighting."
On People Doubting His Plans: "Most people say, 'Oh, you'll see when you're 30,'" Caceres said. "No, I know when I'm 30 I don't want to do this anymore. Fighting is for the young. Even though at 30 I'm fairly young and in my prime, while I'm in my prime there's so many other things I want to do in life. I want to go and chase those dreams, as well. I don't want to be all beaten up by the time I'm 35 and still trying to get one more fight. That's just not me."
On Why He Wants To Retire: "I personally do not like fighting," Caceres said. "I like martial arts, and I love training every day. I like to teach people, and I love to learn. Fighting is just a way to show what I'm doing is correct, just and righteous and it works so that when I teach it to people I won't be giving them bad water."
On Why He Fights: "It's not about winning," Caceres said. "It's the performance. That's what I've always held dear. As long as I'm getting better in every fight, that's the only goal I'm looking at. I'm not looking at goals far in the future. I'm living for the walk down the street, not what's around the corner. As long as I'm trying to get better, that's the only thing I can hope for. As long as I can grow every day as a person, then I've won."