WSOF 25’s Jason High: ‘I kicked around retiring during my suspension’

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 25 lightweight Jason High as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event against Estevan Payan at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.

The former Strikeforce and UFC competitor is competing for the first time after serving a year suspension for pushing a referee, and he went to some dark places during his downtime. He elaborated:

“A year is  along time, especially at 34 (years old). It seems so long when you’re in the midst of it but I definitely kicked that around a lot, retiring and just moving on. I just couldn’t do it… It can feel like, especially a guy like you or me, if you’ve been wrestling forever, it can feel like the end of your life. It’s a cliff you’re looking over and you’re thinking, ‘What am I gonna do? …I was driving Uber, doing random shit to stay occupied. Luckily, it really helped to have a gym and these guys around here to give me something to do mostly. I did some jiu-jitsu tournaments just trying to stay busy. If you get to sitting around, you start going to places where you just get really sad. There’s no other word for it.”

Written by Frank Trigg

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