Chris “Lights Out” Lytle recently told Jake Chastain of BjPenn.Com Radio that he would be open to fighting in the octagon again as a last minute replacement.  He doesn’t believe he can spare the time away from his family to put in a full 8 week camp, however if the UFC needed him to fight on 1-14 days notice, he would love to return to fighting.


“I’ve made this comment to them before, I said, ‘Hey man, I’m not willing to put in eight weeks of training but if you called me and said, hey, I have this possible fight Chris. Somebody backed out and we need you in a week. We need you in five days, we need you here. I could take it. There’s a couple guys I do want to fight on short notice because I wouldn’t have to spend all that time away from my family and, like I said, I’m still training some, I still feel like I’m in good shape right now. And as veteran I know how to condition myself to where I could last three rounds. So, you never know. If you have something last minute, let me know. That’s the only way I could see it. If it was like two weeks before a fight or something, but you give me two months I don’t think I could…I mean, I can’t say never. ”


Although he  retired in August of 2011 to spend time with family and get involved in local politics, it appears that Lytle could be eyeing a possible fight opportunity when the UFC returns to his hometown of Indianapolis, IN on August 28th, 2013.


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