After six years and a 21-4 record, former Bellator title contender and most recent Titan FC lightweight champion Rick Hawn decided it was time to retire from MMA.
Speaking to MMAWeekly.com for the first time since his retirement, Hawn discussed his decision to step away from fighting, going out a champion, and what’s next for him post-MMA.
MMAWeekly.com: Firstly, Rick, why did you decide to retire from MMA at this point in your career?
Rick Hawn: Over the summer, I kind of unofficially retired and was kind of done with it and made some announcements to friends and family, but nothing really public, when Titan called asking if I’d take a title fight. It was a good opportunity, so I decided to take one more fight and saw how it went.
I’ve been doing this a long time. I’m not as young as I used to be, so it’s gotten harder on the body and the mind. I needed to find something more secure financially longterm.
MMAWeekly.com: You’re retiring after a high point in your career with the title win in Titan. How does it feel to leave now with this as your final bout?
Rick Hawn: It feels good to be able ….View original article