Kyle Kingsbury retired following his loss to Pat Cummins. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com
Kyle Kingsbury returned to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 12 against Pat Cummins in what was likely a do-or-die situation. Over the course of 15 minutes, Cummins brutalized Kingsbury with his high level of wrestling en route to a unanimous decision victory.
The scorecards told the story: Cummins was handed marks of 30-27, 30-25 and a rarely seen 30-24.
During an interview after the bout, Kingsbury made it clear that his showing wasn’t good enough to continue in the sport of mixed martial arts. After eight years as a professional, the American Kickboxing Academy called it quits.
“I’m not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, [but] I was never able to get comfortable in the Octagon. He set his takedowns well, and I really couldn’t do much to stop them,” Kingsbury said. “That was definitely my last fight. I told everyone I didn’t want to be a .500 fighter, and so enough was enough. It didn’t make sense to get beat up anymore.”
At 32 years old, Kingsbury retires with a mark of 11-6 overall, including losses in his last four UFC outings.