Sam Stout: My Chin Isn’t What it Used to Be
Just weeks removed from his second consecutive knockout loss, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Sam Stout reflected on the defeat and his future in mixed martial arts on “The Jeff Leeson Show.”
A veteran of 32 fights, Stout has been finished by strikes only twice in his career. However, at the age of 30, the Canadian realizes his chin isn’t what it used to be.
“For me, I don’t think I’m done, but I don’t think I can take a punch the same way I used to,” Stout said of his loss to Ross Pearson at UFC 185.
“Five years ago, I had an iron jaw. That punch, I don’t even think would have made me flinch.”
Stout (20-11-1) believes he is not finished.
“I don’t think it’s the end of the road for me quite yet,” said Stout. “I think I still got a couple good fights left in me. I just think I can’t fight like a kid anymore.”
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation suspended Stout until May 14 following the knockout loss.