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Mike Pyle Discusses His 2012, Finding Out He’ll Be a Father, More

December 18, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Welterweight Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) recently spoke about his recent run and more. Here are the highlights…

On His 2012: “I couldn’t ask for a better year,” he said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better – if I did, I’d be greedy.”

On Finding Out He Will Be A Father: “How about right after you fight – you just won a big fight – and then an hour later your wife lets you know you’re going to be a dad, too? That was crazy. That blew my mind. Awesome feeling – just as soon as the weight was all lifted and I sit down and get ready to eat and have a nice dinner, the stress is over that the fight brings, and then, ‘Oh. Bam. You’re a dad.’ Just awesome. I can’t put it into words. It could’ve given me inspiration or detoured me,” Pyle said. “But I think she did the right thing by waiting – she held onto it for three weeks. That was pretty big of her.”

On Not Calling People Out: “If you sit down and think about it, you’ve got those three welterweight battles that are going on the Montreal card,” he said. “That puts (out) six of the welterweights right there. There’s not too many of the Top 10ers to call out that aren’t busy. So we’ll just leave it at that.”

On What’s Next: “I’m just trying to sit back and relax,” he said. “I’m not trying to think about (what’s next) right now. I’m going to get the holidays out of the way, and there are so many other things on my mind right now. … I’m going to take my time, then get back in the gym and just start sharpening the tools and getting better.”


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