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Antoni Hardonk (8-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) discusses his decision to retire from fighting and focus on...

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Antoni Hardonk (8-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) discusses his decision to retire from fighting and focus on training other fighters with Ben Fowlkes: "In your twenties, you don't think about the future as much. You do whatever you feel like doing and you don't think about it. In your thirties, the future is more of a consideration. For me, I'm a good competitor, I have some talent, but I can't retire on that. I can survive, but that's basically it. So I decided I had to move on." In April, Hardonk opened his own gym – Dynamix Martial Arts in Santa Monica, Calif. – and began devoting more of his energy to teaching. Soon he had other UFC fighters like Jared Hamman and Vladimir Matyushenko training with him, and shortly thereafter fellow Dutchman Stefan Struve called him up, looking for a new boost in his training.

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