Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams is only 29 years old, but he is already thinking about retirement as he looks to chase his dream career in the UFC.

No, he's not dreaming to be a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Instead, the former Rookie of the Year apparently wants to be a referee in the UFC.

While Michael Carter-Williams has struggled to live up to the hype he created in his remarkable rookie season, he remains a serviceable guard who can contribute as a starter or off the bench. In fact, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 31 games (25 starts) for Orlando in 2020-21–showing that he can still play at a high level.

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MCW is under contract with the Magic until the 2021-22 season, so he might have to wait for a bit if he really plans on leaving the NBA and pursuing an MMA career in the UFC. Nonetheless, such move will not be surprising, to say the least.

For what it's worth, Carter-Williams is a huge fan of the MMA and UFC. If he's not talking about basketball in his interviews, he's out there commenting about the status of the fighting game and the promotion company.

It remains to be seen if the Magic playmaker will really leave the NBA to try to be a referee in the UFC. Given his love for MMA, though, he can definitely thrive with the career change.