Originally Posted by fernandom
Would be awesome to see someone retiring as champ for the first time. Belfort/Weidman for the vacant belt?
i don't like that idea.. at the end of an athletes career i want to know they gave it their all. for me, i would want to know I gave it my all. i don't like the idea of walking away from the sport on top, wondering what could have been. i like the way Chuck went out. he tried and tried and retired when it was obvious he had to. he could have done it after the Shogun fight though.
retire with the belt and people will always wonder what kind of records could have been made or how many more fights could have been won. i know i would be in my late 40's-50's wondering "well, what if i just kept fighting?"
go until you know!