After he was thoroughly dominated by Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 12, light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury officially retired from competitive action on Saturday night.
Although the fight went to a decision, UFC insiders and fans alike were left with little doubt about who the winner was. Cummins scored a decisive victory on the scorecards (30-27, 30-25, 30-24) with Kingsbury actually losing rounds by a wider margin as the fight continued.
“I’m not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was never able to get comfortable in the Octagon,” Kingsbury said in a post-fight statement. “[Cummins] set his takedowns well and I really couldn’t do much to stop them. That was definitely my last fight. I told everyone I didn’t want to be a .500 fighter and so enough was enough. It didn’t make sense to get beat up anymore.”
After losing his UFC debut to Tom Lawler at The Ultimate Fighter 8 finale, Kingsbury racked up four straight wins. Since then, he lost to Stephen Bonner, Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa.
Kingsbury finishes his MMA career with a record of 11-6-1.
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