With UFC Fight Night 138 win, Stevie Ray staves off retirement
MONCTON, Canada – Stevie Ray says he probably would’ve retired from MMA if he lost at UFC Fight Night 138.
Ray (22-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) said prior to the event that he felt a defeat in his lightweight bout against Jessin Ayari (16-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) would spell the end of his UFC tenure. He got the job done, though, winning a unanimous decision Saturday in the opening bout.
After the victory, a relieved Ray took things one step further regarding what would have likely happened if the result didn’t go his way: He said he would have hung up his gloves and walked away from the sport completely.
“I believe if I lost that fight, my UFC career was over..
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