Brad Pickett (24-11) was knocked out by Thomas Almeida in the second-round at UFC 189 and has fallen on a three-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 3-3.

With the losing streak, some believe that Pickett needs to hang up the gloves. At this time, he doesn’t know when he would fight next, but if the UFC returns to the O2 Arena sometime in 2016 then he would consider a comeback for a fight at the event.

“I don’t like making decisions emotionally,” Pickett told MMA Junkie. “I’m still very close to my fight. Part of me wants to kind of – I’m having my first child in September. So I’ve not had any children before and I’m having one. So that’s a big, big step in my life. It can send me one of two ways. I’ll continue or I could just say, ‘Hey, look, I’ve got my family now.’

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“I, personally, don’t want to go out like that. I’d love to maybe have – if I decide to do it again – one more fight in London. But then, hey, if I have that and I knock the guy out in the first round I’d be like, ‘Hey, I want to fight again.’ I guess I have a lot of decision-making to do. I don’t want to promise anyone. But I’d like to fight again in February next year on the O2 card. Is that going to be my last one? I don’t know yet. It’s a bit up in the air at the moment.”

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Pickett was seen having a cage side conversation with UFC President Dana White at UFC 189, which might have resulted in White trying to get Pickett to retire from the awesome sports of Mixed Martial Arts.

White has done so in the past with other fighters. Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Matt Hughes and the list just goes on and on from there. Time to wait and see where Pickett goes from here.

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Andrew Ravens has been writing about combat sports since 2013 and has been a fan for over ten years! Andrew brings a different style to his work with an insider look into the fighters themselves.