UFC Heavyweight Christian Morecraft Retires At Age 26
By Timothy J. Gilbert
Christian Morecraft, a 26 year old four time UFC veteran, has recently announced that he will be saying goodbye to the fighting business, for the time being at least.
Morecraft made the announcement via Facebook post, stating his long-term financial concerns with the sport.
His post read, in part:
“To anyone who still follows, competing in the UFC is a tough job on many different levels … not to mention I still have to work a full time job to support yourself in the meantime. There’s plenty of “ex professional athletes” out there who are lost , broke, and jobless when competing is over, so with that being said trying to find an easier way to make a living and most importantly be happy so with that being said I’m saying GOODBYE TO THE FIGHT BUSINESS for right now. Nothing’s set in stone because we all know that nothing in life is, but for now I’ve got some other matters to take care of. Thank you all for your support over the years. Thank you and god bless everyone.”
Morecraft has struggled as of late, putting together a 1-3 record in the UFC, getting knocked out in all three of his defeats. Although he did earn an impressive submission victory over Sean McCorkle in March of 2011.
Prior to entering the UFC Morecraft was on a six fight victory, finishing all of his opponents in the first round.
Morecraft has faced adversity outside of the Octagon. He was arrested last September for operating a vehicle while under the influence, months after his last octagon appearance.
Morecraft has put together ten professional appearances in is career. The 26 year old has hung up the gloves after only a little under four years.