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Brad Pickett Says UFC Fight Night 107 Proves He’s Right to Retire

March 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Brad Picket spoke following his loss at UFC Fight Night 107 to Marlon Vera in his final bout before retiring. The highlights are below:

On the loss reinforcing his decision to retire: “I was winning the fight for 14 minutes, and then I got a head kick where, to be honest, the younger me would have chewed that up and carried on going. It’s definitely the right decision (to retire). Obviously, it’s not the fairytale ending that myself and probably everyone else wanted.”

On not employing a safer fighting style late in the fight: “It’s me – my fighting style. I live by the sword, die by the sword. I say I fight for the fans…I did have some trouble taking him down when I went for a takedown, but I could have just taken him down and laid on him and made it boring. But for me, I wanted to be in a typical Brad Pickett fight. And in a typical Brad Pickett fight, it’s would’ve been me getting up and carrying on fighting.”

On ending his career on a loss: “You can tell, this is real life – this isn’t always fairytales.”