Brian Foster said he's in the best shape of his life and he's never felt better.
Unfortunately, a paperwork snafu dredged up his past and brought to nothing the 12 weeks of work he put in for his since-postponed Bellator debut.
Now, the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he will retire if doesn't fight by June.
"I'm not going to give to a sport that's just not giving back to me," Foster (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) said.
Foster was scheduled to appear in Bellator's season-six welterweight tournament, which kicks off Friday at Bellator 63. But Jordan Smith replaced him when the Mohegan Sun Commission declined him clearance for the MTV2-televised event, which takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Smith meets Foster's original opponent, David Rickels.
Foster said he is medically cleared to fight, but the paperwork proving so didn't get to the commission in time. Link