That was extremely bizarre, but understandable. If you don't have it in you to do an extreme job (which cage fighting is), doesn't really how much talent or ability you have.
Cole Konrad retired undefeated in the Bellator cage because he realized that even at the UFC level, the pay rate was terrible and having trained with guys like Brock Lesnar, etc, he probably realized that he wouldn't be nearly as dominant at that level... his heart wasn't in it so he said **** it and went for a career in commodities.
I am guessing that is what he was thinking. Tried MMA, got beaten in his MMA debut, lost his heart for it but had something to prove, so he did.
I'm interested to see whats talked about at the presser.