ATT’s Din Thomas Reports “I Never Get The Itch” to Fight, “Totally Happy” With Career
By FCF Staff
Many fighters report that they still get the urge to compete, after they’ve hung up the gloves, but Din Thomas says he’s not one of them.
The 40 year-old fighter hasn’t fought now since 2013, when he was decisioned by Georgi Karakhanyan. Since Thomas announced his retirement, he’s continued to be a coach with American Top Team, and more recently, he’s been cast on Dana White’s “Lookin’ For a Fight”.
The charismatic “Dinyero” recently spoke with UFC.com, and while discussing whether he ever desires to fight again, Thomas stated:
“I never get the itch,” Thomas said after reportedly laughing. “I don’t even train anymore. I go into the gym and I strictly coach. I’m a dummy for the guys, and I study more now than I ever did when I was fighting, so I understand fighting a lot better now, but I will never fight again. I’m totally done with it, and I’m totally happy with what I did in my career. It’s on to the next thing. I don’t want to live in the past. I don’t want to be that guy that’s talking about what I could have done or look at what I used to do. For me, it’s all about what I’m doing right now and what can I do later this year or next year.”
Thomas retired having gone 26-9 in his nearly, 15 year long career. The TUF 4 competitor made his pro-debut in 1998.