I wished him well in whatever came next in his career, I was probably thinking more along the lines of rugby punditry.
I'm pretty sure that I wasn't thinking that he might become a professional mixed martial arts fighter.
And yet news today that Haskell, never one to shun the limelight, has signed a deal with Bellator MMA and is expected to make his debut as a heavyweight next year.
It's a brave move, for sure, and will be nothing if not entertaining.
Good luck Hask, you might need it!