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Media Manufactured Retirement Talk Hindered Brad Pickett in London

Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett’s retirement was one of the talking points ahead of UFC London earlier this year, but that had nothing to do with the hometown hero who was preparing for his bout with Francisco Rivera. As the Londoner remembers it, the constant inquiries from the media as to when he would be hanging up his gloves allowed the topic to gain legs in February.
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