Current UFC middleweight fighter and TUF season 2 cast member Nate “The Rock” Quarry, has been enjoying a much-needed break from the MMA game after receiving 13 screws to hold face together due to a vicious TKO suffered via Jorge Rivera last March. But Quarry may be enjoying his leisure time a little TOO much, in fact he let MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani in on a secret; he may be done with MMA altogether.
“We’ll see,” Quarry said of whether he will fight again or not. “It’s kind of nice, actually, taking this time off, waking up in the morning knowing that I don’t necessarily have to get punched today and I’ve got so many other incredible opportunities going on, so we’ll see where my career takes me. I’ve been fighting for 12 years, training for 14. So 12 years, that’s a lot. I started with absolutely nothing, I’m literally living the American Dream. I saw the UFC on TV when I was 24, opened up the phone book, found a gym and started training. I didn’t have any wrestling experience … I was the guy sitting on the couch watching the fights, got up, went out, joined a gym. If I can do it, anybody can because I had no athletic ability from day one. Just willing to take my beating and continue moving forward.”