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UFC Auckland: Paul Felder considering retirement after loss to Dan Hooker

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Fans may have seen the last of Paul Felder at UFC Auckland.

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Paul Felder has built a reputation for himself as the gritty, all-action fighter from Philly who put on notable performances for fans. But after a split decision loss to Dan Hooker on Sunday, “The Irish Dragon” is now considering to call it a career.

“That might be it for me,” Felder told Dan Hardy at the Octagon interview. “Man, I got a four-year-old at home that misses me every time I go away like this. I don’t know.

“Congratulations to Dan. I knew this is exactly what I was in for when I came up here to New Zealand. I pissed this guy off, and when you piss off a talented guy like Dan, he’s gonna bring it to you.

“I’ll still go back, I’ll talk to my family, but it’s an absolute honor to share the Octagon for 25 minutes with this son of a b-tch.”

The 35-year-old Felder holds a record of 17-4 (with 11 wins by stoppage). Since his UFC signing in 2015, he’s won a total of five post-fight bonuses. He also serves as a UFC color commentator for numerous events, which could be a nice post-fighting career for him.