Jun 22, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Sam Stout (right) fights Spencer Fisher in a lightweight bout during UFC on FX at Revel Resort and Casino. Sam Stout won the fight by unanimous decision in the third round. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
After losing a competitive and exciting third fight with Sam Stout at UFC on FX 4 this past Friday, Spencer Fisher seemed to be headed toward retirement. He'd talked before the fight as though it may be his retirement bout and the loss made it seem more likely.
In a post on The Underground, Fisher does sound like he's leaning toward hanging up the gloves, but isn't quite ready to shut the door yet.
I would like to say thanks to everybody that has supported me through out my career. But, I can't keep losing and expect to keep a career in fighting when you are losing more than you are winning. Last night I did not get hurt once and found my range and felt like my old self again. I was having fun again! Congrats to Stout, he always brings out the best in me. He did throw me off with his wrestling, I was expecting to be a mostly stand up fight. But this is MMA not boxing. Thank you Dana White, Joe Silva and all you fans for your support. And of course everyone that has helped me get here, there are too many of you to name. I am not closing the door just yet, but I am not jumping into anything either. Time is ticking for me.
Fisher has nothing to be ashamed of as far as his career goes. He had a good, long run in the UFC and if he feels that his current 1-5 run means it's time to step away from the sport, I can only wish him the best of luck.
Fisher did say on Fuel TV after the fight that he thought he was done but left the possibility of fighting again open for "the right fight." That video is after the jump.