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UFC Fight Night 111's Jon Tuck isn't ready to say Takanori Gomi should retire

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SINGAPORE – UFC lightweight Jon Tuck just handed former PRIDE champ Takanori Gomi his fourth straight octagon loss.

At 38, Gomi is running out of chances to right his storied career. But Tuck doesn’t think the legend should be pressured into retiring.

“I wouldn’t say he should hang up his gloves, because I know what kind of fighter I am, without sounding like I’m cocky,” said Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), who submitted Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) in the first round of their UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at UFC Fight Night 111. “I know that I belong in the top – it’s just me being able to prove it in the octagon. He’s got a wealth of experience.”

UFC Fight Night 111 took place Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Tuck has eight octagon appearances in total, but he looked like a veteran slicing through Gomi with kicks and punches before cinching the fight-ending submission.

Still, the 32-year-old from Guam said Gomi still has a lot to offer in the cage and should be in control of his career. He even entertained the idea of the Japanese vet making a comeback.

“Like Michael Bisping, Michael just got a championship after how many years of trying,” Tuck said. “Demian Maia, look how great he is. Because I beat Takanori, it doesn’t mean he should hang up his gloves. But if he does hang up his gloves, I’m honored that he was able to step inside the octagon and share it with me.

“I still think he’s got a lot in him – it just depends on how (far) he wants to take it.”

One thing is for sure: Tuck is going places after stopping Gomi and snapping a two-fight win streak. Check out the video above for more from the fighter.

And for complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Jon Tuck cruises, hands Takanori Gomi 4th straight loss

Takanori Gomi’s dismal UFC run continued its slide.

Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) suffered a quick loss to Jon Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), who handed the Japanese MMA legend his fourth straight loss.

The lightweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Tuck attacked early in the fight, and he had Gomi wincing within the first minute of the bout due to a body kick. He eventually took out the vet with a rear-naked choke after forcing the fight to the canvas moments later.

The stoppage came just 72 seconds into the fight.

Tuck halts a two-fight skid and picks up one of the most notable victories of his five-year, eight-bout UFC career. Meanwhile, with four straight losses and overall 3-7 skid, Gomi’s days in the UFC could be numbered.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 111 results include:

For complete coverage UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Singapore.)

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Source: MMA Junkie