Mike Pyle’s UFC 170 Fight is The Last on His UFC Contract
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.20.2014
He speaks on being a 38-year-old fighter…
- 38-year-old Mike Pyle recently spoke about going into the last fight of his UFC contract at this weekend's UFC 170 event. Here are the highlights…
On Being a 38-Year-Old Fighter: "Father Time catches up with everybody regardless of what you're doing. The longevity in this sport obviously is not the same for some others. Some of the MMA fighters outlast the NFL players and things, but other than that, I'm ready to accept that fact that I am getting older and it's just a matter of time."
On His Possible Retirement: "I could wake up tomorrow and retire," Pyle said. "It's just my body feels great. I don't feel like I'm slipping any. I feel great, the best I ever have actually. I'll walk away when my body tells me enough or I'm just not able to get through training without getting clipped and knocked out in the gym. But right now, I've got 25-year-old guys that helped me train for this fight that I'm giving hell to, and they can't keep pace with me. It's just going to be a matter of a decision when to move on, but it's not in the near future – I'll tell you that."
On Fighting T.J. Waldburger This Weekend: "He'll be a serious threat that night, and I'm treating it as so; I'm going in with the utmost respect for him," Pyle said. "I believe that I have the advantage as far as sheer experience and knowledge in the game, so I'll get him into the deeper waters and sink him in the end. Everything he's going to do is a threat to me, so I treat it that way. If he brings anything new to the table I won't know until that night."