Just months after winning his UFC debut, flyweight Jimmy Flick announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. The 30-year-old declared his retirement Saturday night at regional MMA event Freestyle Cage Fighting, as captured by “The Corner & The Casual” on Facebook.
Flick outlined his plans for the future while mentioning he doesn’t want to fight in the UFC.
“The UFC is not my dream anymore … The UFC is not looking out for me. My wife’s looking out for me, my kids [are] looking out for me,” said Flick.
Flick mentioned that fighting in the UFC was one of his three goals in 2020, along with not drinking pop and making over $100,000 in the year. Moving forward, his next three goals are to spend time with his family, help out his wife and finish writing a book which he started last year.
“I found out I don’t want to be the next Conor McGregor or the next Demetrious Johnson,” said Flick about his change in plans.
Flick won his UFC debut in December against Cody Durden, stopping him within a round with a triangle choke. The victory for Flick scored him a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Flick is currently scheduled to fight Francisco Figueiredo at UFC’s May 8th show. Whether he will compete on the date is not known at the moment.
Flick had previously competed on a Freestyle Cage Fighting event in 2020, defeating Jesse Bazzi in the main event of a lineup.