5 Dec 2011 08:53:48 AM
Carlos Newton Quietly Retires from MMA Competition to Focus On Helping to Improve the Regulation of the Sport
By Mike Russell
We caught up with Carlos Newton briefly over the weekend in Toronto at the MMA Expo and the former UFC welterweight champion surprised us with the news that he has retired.
“I’m retired,” Newton explained. “The sport just isn’t as competitive as it used to be.”
Instead of focusing on preparing to fight inside the cage, “The Ronin” says he has turned his focus on fighting for proper regulation by the people who officiate both inside and outside of it.
“I’m just concentrating on helping to improve the regulation of the sport and I’m looking into becoming a judge. I think that as fighters we have a lot more knowledge and insight into the intricacies of what’s going on in a fight than someone who has never competed. MMA judging needs fixing and I’m hoping I can help do it.”Read More DIGG THIS