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Chris Lytle Loses Indiana State Senate Election


(The quiet confidence that comes from knowing that, even if you lost at the polls, you could still easily beat your opponent up if you needed to. | Photo via Lytle For Indiana)

Retired UFC star Chris Lytle turned to politics a month after his final fight — a submission win over former #1 contender Dan Hardy — and last night that dream, as Jon Anik might say, ended. Lytle came in second in the three-candidate Republican Primary race for Indiana’s 28th Senate District.

Mike Crider earned the nomination with 41% of the vote, to Lytle’s 30%. Last night Lytle tweeted his concession,“Almost. I finished 2nd. It was a good fight.”

For a first-time political candidate, it absolutely was. And even if the self-described “constitutional conservative,” never attains elected office, at least he can say he tapped out someone that the greatest welterweight in history couldn’t finish, at the end of a wildly entertaining fight career that saw him earn more end-of-of-night bonuses than anybody in UFC history. Also, we got to see him a suit, so there’s that.

Since 1999, we’ve seen Lytle as a world-class fighter, a fireman, and a political hopeful. (This guy raises his beer to you, buddy.) We wish Lights Out the best in whatever he puts his hands to next.

-Elias Cepeda

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linzhancb- May 15, 2012 at 9:47 am
http://tinyurl.com/goodb4biz
linzhanby- May 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
http://tinyurl.com/goodb4biz ....
linzhanby- May 11, 2012 at 9:45 am
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Dovie Joy- May 11, 2012 at 4:35 am
Lytle came in second in the three-candidate Republican Primary race for Indiana’s 28th Senate District.


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Kaboom82- May 10, 2012 at 6:41 am
Bonuses were just announced and he still managed to walk away with the "Campaign of the Night" honors.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- May 10, 2012 at 4:35 am
God damn commies win again
buyrealyoutubeviews- May 10, 2012 at 4:33 am
We wish Lights Out the best in whatever he puts his hands to next.


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Yazloz18- May 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Lytle wasn't in my district. I don't agree with most of his political stances so I would not have voted for him but I still wish him the best in life and thank him for a damn entertaining career
ReX13- May 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm
right there with you, dano. i always thought nc was the smart southern state.
danomite- May 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Who's dumber, the people that didn't vote for Chris Lytle or the people in my state who just voted to take away civil rights from gay people?
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