UFC welterweight Chris “Lights Out” Lytle called it a career Sunday night after locking in a nice little guilliotine near the end of the third round on a slightly,
farty, and bloated heavy Dan Hardy in the main event of UFC on VS 5.
Hardy came to the weigh in at 171.5 and was given two hours to cut weight to qualify for the fight. He made it; but training with Big Country Roy Nelson had him looking a little soft around the middle.
Fill me in, USA Today:
He informed UFC officials of his decision before making the announcement.
Lytle leaves a legacy as one of the most exciting competitors in UFC. After losing six of his first eight fights for the organization from November 2000 to March 2007, he went 8-4 over the next 12 bouts. Lytle won eight fight-night awards, a total matched only by middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Still, it would be cool to see him debating issues. “Keysenian economic theory has been historically disproved and I encourage pro-growth policies that enhance the earning potential of all Americans, and if my opponent disagrees then I will choke him out,” I imagine Lytle stating at a picnic to enthusiastic applause and chants of “Four more years!”