UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen will make a decision about his UFC future in 30 days time as he continues to be linked with a move to the WWE.
Sonnen suffered his second defeat to UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva last week, losing in the second round of their title fight in the main event at UFC 148.
The outspoken American has stated in the past that he would only continue fighting in the UFC if he was working towards a world title shot, and that is unlikely to be the case for some time.
Speaking to Fuel TV, Sonnen said: "I don't think any athlete should begin to talk like that or think about that until you let about 30 days go by.
"In anything in life, you don't want to make a decision based on emotion.
"You have highs and very big lows in this sport. You don't want to make any drastic decisions.
"I think that it's also an insult to the fans when guys like to come out and say, 'I'm retired!' When what they really mean is, 'I'll see everybody in 18 months, because I'm coming back.' I don't want to do that.
"But when I get to that point in my career, I'll make a statement, and I'll never look back."
In recent days, Sonnen has been linked with a move to WWE - seemingly at least partly because he is good friends with CM Punk.
But he insists he has no interest in a move to professional wrestling.
"I tried to go to the WWE. It's in Vegas, on the 16th of this month, but I was leaving Vegas. I'd love to go to WWE. I'd love to get my popcorn. I'd cheer on CM Punk, but I go back to my promoter, Dana White, at the end of the night," he added.