Matt Hamill, a guy whose walkout music was always personally irrelevant. When in discussion of Hamill, we must bring up two topics: His UFC 75 robbery against Michael Bisping and Tito Ortiz claiming Matt Hamill has a ‘soft head’ because he’s deaf. The quote is so incredible inaccurate that it bears repeating.
“He’s deaf so he has a soft head. You people don’t know this. Watch how Franklin knocked him out quick. You hit him with soft shots because their equilibrium…they don’t have no equilibrium. You hit them with small shots, I’m not looking for big shots, I’m looking for small shots. By the second, middle of the third round you’re going to see someone go to sleep”
Kudos to Tito Ortiz insisting that ‘we don’t know this.’, implying that he has some inside physiological expertise that is unbeknownst to the rest of the medical community. Today on Matt Hamill’s official website, he announced retirement via a brief blog post.
I just don’t have it in me to fight anymore and my last two performances have shown that. …
I can’t continue to fight without having the hunger and desire to do so. I can’t let my performances reflect on my coaches who are the best in the world and the reason I’ve made it this far.
Despite being 10-4 with two of those losses coming from former UFC champions, Hamill has decided to ride into the sunset and enjoy a relaxing life of laying on the beach while beautiful Thai women feed him grapes and massage his shoulders. Good choice, Hamill one day I will see you there soon. [Source]