Kyle Kingsbury brushes off retirement talk, returns to the UFC in July

Kyle Kingsbury looks to return in July 

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It wasn’t long ago former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Kingsbury was in the midst of a three fight losing streak and just about ready to call it a career.

The former Ultimate Fighter competitor contemplated retirement, but instead decided to rededicate himself to the gym to see if he could find the fire again.

Well sure enough an inferno was ignited as he began training every day at American Kickboxing Academy alongside two-time Olympian and current UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, and now Kingsbury is ready to get back in action.

Kingsbury told UFC Tonight that he is already down to about 220 pounds currently and doing ‘phenomenally’. According to Kingsbury, the promotion has booked him for the upcoming FOX UFC Saturday card in San Jose on July 26.

No opponent has been named as of yet, but Kingsbury is assured of a slot on the card in the backyard where his training camps take place at American Kickboxing Academy.

As he makes his return to the cage, Kingsbury says he’s focusing more this time on his own strategy inside the Octagon and not obsessing as much about his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, which cost him in previous fights.

Regardless of the good spirited comeback, Kingsbury will undoubtedly find himself in a must win situation when he fights in July considering his last three fights have all ended in losses.