“It (retirement) never really crossed my mind. Much to the contrary, I was always planning on continuing to fight. If I’m the guy going in there fighting and I’m happy doing it and the UFC is the promotion that hires and promotes my fights and they are happy with having me on the show, then why would I stop fighting? It doesn’t make much sense. It never really crossed my mind.”
“It doesn’t really bother me or hinder me in any way. My mom and my wife, they don’t really understand much about fighting, and they’re naturally worried with my well-being, with my health and everything. I think every fighter probably goes through that at some point. I understand they worry and I understand they care about me. I also understand they don’t understand much about fighting, so I don’t really get bothered by it; it doesn’t hinder me at all. It’s natural. I know what I’m doing. It’s part of the game, and my family is being my family.”
In a recent interview with FOX Sports, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua says retirement isn’t even on his mind.