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Kurt Pellegrino Says He'll Never Tap, Will Retire if He Loses Another Fight

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Kurt Pellegrino may be riding an impressive four-fight win streak in the UFC, but he still seems to think he could be just one loss away from retirement.

That's what he claims anyway, saying in the past that his next loss would prompt him to quit the sport for good. When asked by Ariel Helwani on this week's episode of The MMA Hour whether he was willing to stick to that claim, the lightweight contender affirmed that it wasn't just idle talk.

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Post #1   5/3/10 4:04:08PM   

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I dont see him retiring if he losses. A lot of thought should go into retirement and if he does lose i think he should go back and look at how he lost. If he is going to retire either way i just dont see that happening. What if he dominates a fight and get submitted in the last 10 seconds. That doesn't mean he put on a bad performance it just means he got caught. I think he still has a lot left in mma.

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He's 30 years old with only 4 loses. Three of them to serious competition. I think he should stick with it. His though process reminds of the code of the Samurai. If you enter battle hoping to die, you will surely live. If you enter battle hoping to live, you will surely die.

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so long batman

Post #4   5/3/10 6:48:20PM   

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Such a great nickname, too.

Post #5   5/3/10 6:59:13PM   

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i will call your bluff

Post #6   5/3/10 10:32:44PM   

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Separate these comments make almost no sense and I wouldn't put any stock in either of them.

But together it all makes sense....

Kurt says he would never tap (one of dumbest things for a fighter to say because one fight is never worth your career). So if he gets caught in a submission and doesn't tap he will be permanently injured and be forced to retire.

Sounds like a good idea to me Kurt

Post #7   5/4/10 12:50:17AM   

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yeah not tapping to chokes is one thing, saying you won't tap to any submission is ridiculous and not something to be proud of IMO. Don't tap to a heel-hook and you might have a hard time walking for a long time.

Post #8   5/4/10 7:26:40AM