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K.J. Noons: I Would Have Retired if I Lost to George Sotiropoulos

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Following his most recent win in Houston over Australian submission specialist George Sotiropoulos at UFC 166, K.J. Noons commented on his possible retirement.

“It feels awesome, all this hard work,” he said in an interview with mmafighting.com. “This was must-win. If I would have lost, I would have retired. If you can’t compete at the top, then why do it? It’s tough, I got the new baby. I got a job, too. Online real estate. I was doing that and training. It’s tough to do both. I can definitely build off this win for the next fight. If I’m not getting better, it’s time to hang it up.”

For the 30 year-old Noons, this last fight was a deal breaker. Noons has had mixed success in mixed martial arts, going 3-4 in Strikeforce, and with his most recent win over Sotiropoulos, advancing to 1-1 in the UFC. His overall record is 12-7, and 8 of his wins have been achieved by some form of knockout.

He stated that if he can’t compete at the top, then he’ll retire. Well, for fans who want to see more of K.J. Noons, lets hope he racks up some more wins in the UFC.