Well said Snackem.
As a fan it's alsways tough to see unfulfilled potential. I was just as disappointed when Mavlet Batirov and Muradov took some time off after winning the Olympics. Just like it's frustating on a local level when guys tear it up at the high school/junior level and then hang it up. Wresting is a tough sport though, it takes over your life and takes a toll on your body. Great wrestlers have just as much right as average ones to move on, even if it's tough for us fans to see.
On a side note, the US finally has some of its brighest stars actually sticking with freestyle . It is vital that this continues of the US wants to have international sucess.