After a blistering 2007 in which Roger Huerta posted a 5-0 record, including a win last weekend over Clay Guida in The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale main event, the rising lightweight contender will not be back until the middle of 2008 according to an interview with Huerta at MMA Weekly:
“I’m not fighting for 6, 7, 8 months. I did everything I could this year, I tried to keep helping promote the sport, keep making it grow, but I think I didn’t get a lot of R&R. I trained through Thanksgiving for this fight, I didn’t even go home to Texas to spend time with my family.
I think I’m going to take some time off. You know the truth is I need to finish school too. I fought 5 times this year and I think that’s the most anybody’s ever done in the UFC and I think I’m going to take some time off.”