Former UFC middleweight title challenger Nate Quarry (12-4 overall, 7-3 UFC) was on The MMA Hour earlier this week and spoke about potential retirement.
"We'll see," Quarry responded when asked if he will ever fight again. "It's kind of nice, actually, taking this time off, waking up in the morning knowing that I don't necessarily have to get punched today and I've got so many other incredible opportunities going on, so we'll see where my career takes me. I've been fighting for 12 years, training for 14. So 12 years, that's a lot. I started with absolutely nothing, literally living the American Dream. I saw the UFC on TV when I was 24, opened up the phone book, found a gym and started training. I didn't have any wrestling experience ... I was the guy sitting on the couch watching the fights, got up, went out, joined a gym. If I can do it, anybody can because I had no athletic ability from day one. Just willing to take my beating and move forward."
Quarry last fought at UFC Fight Night 21 in March, dropping a second-round TKO to Jorge Rivera. Prior to that, his only UFC losses were in a title match against Rich Franklin and against Demian Maia. He holds wins against Jason MacDonald and Kalib Starnes in his career.
If Quarry does decide to hang up the gloves, he'll have provided the fans with many memorable moments during his career.