Is Spencer Fisher retiring? He certainly seems to have the end of his career in sight following his decision loss to Sam Stout on Friday night at UFC on FX 4.
After the fight, Fisher went on The Underground forum to post a message to fans:
“I would like to say thanks to everybody that has supported me through out my career. But, I can't keep losing and expect to keep a career in fighting when you are losing more than you are winning,” he wrote.
“Last night I did not get hurt once and found my range and felt like my old self again. I was having fun again! Congrats to Stout, he always brings out the best in me. He did throw me off with his wrestling, I was expecting to be a mostly stand up fight. But this is MMA not boxing.
“Thank you Dana White, Joe Silva and all you fans for your support. And of course everyone that has helped me get here, there are too many of you to name. I am not closing the door just yet, but I am not jumping into anything either. Time is ticking for me.”
The fight was the third time that he had faced Stout under the UFC banner, starting with their first meeting at UFC 58 back in March 2006. He lost a split-decision then but won a unanimous decision in their rematch just over a year later.
Fisher’s career took a downturn in late 2009 with a loss to Joe Stevenson. That loss marked the start of a 1-5 run which culminated in the loss to Stout in Friday’s rubber match. Now 36 years old, the veteran lightweight has his eye on moving on but will probably look to go out on a win if he can.