Ricardo Lamas Plans to Consult With Family Re: Fighting Future
By FCF Staff
After recording his 20th professional win at UFC Vegas 8 this past weekend, Ricardo Lamas is thinking about hanging up the gloves. But, the 38-year-old, featherweight contender will talk with his family first.
Lamas took on Bill Ageo on Saturday and worked his way to a decision win over the very game, fighter. Afterward, “The Bully” reported that the fight could have been the last of his decade-plus career (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I grew up in the WEC and UFC with Zuffa. I’ve been with them for 11 years now. I signed with them in 2009. It’s been a hell of a ride. From Day 1, they threw me in with the sharks. I had to learn to sink or swim. It’s been awesome. I appreciate all the opportunities given to me from the UFC, Dana White and Sean Shelby. I love you guys. Thank you very much.”
“I’m not ready to clarify on (possibly retiring) yet. It’s a decision I want to make with my family. With the way that I train, I travel a lot. I spend time away from my kids and wife. I just don’t know if I can do that anymore. I’m going to talk with them and we’ll make a decision together.”
Lamas (20-8), who made his pro debut in 2008, was coming off a stoppage loss to Calvin Kattar last June. The veteran fighter has gone 2-3 in his last 5 contests.