Archive: retired mma fighters

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

Chris Leben’s Message To His Fans

Two days ago we learned that nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, was retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ‘The Crippler’ himself has now taken to his Facebook to address his fans on a more personal note. Check it: (unedited) Dear fans: man, it’s been a long couple weeks pondering this real big decision....


Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...

Jan 20, 2014 11:59 am

Chris Leben Officially Retires From MMA

Unfortunately for fight fans, nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, has announced his retirement today. ‘The Crippler’ used ‘The MMA Hour’ as the platform to announce his exodus from the sport. “As far as competing in the UFC, I think I am pretty much done”, stated Leben. “I’ve retired from competing in MMA.” Leben leaves the...

Nov 21, 2013 8:19 am

Georges St. Pierre’s Manager Says UFC 167 May Have Been Last, Retirement Possible

Georges St. Pierre was criticized by UFC President Dana White for deciding to take some time off after his controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. White has since changed his tune, and believes St. Pierre will not be retiring. It seems though, that St. Pierre may have other plans. According to a report from...

Nov 21, 2013 7:48 am

UFC Fighter Forced Into Retirement After Kidney Issue Revealed

UFC Welterweight Brian Melancon has made the decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Melancon fought twice in Strikeforce, and twice in the UFC, compiling a career record of 7-3. His reasoning, he said, is due to health problems. He took to facebook to explain why his fight against Kelvin Gastelum will be the final...

Feb 9, 2013 12:24 pm

VIDEO: Dan Hardy Hints At Short Future With UFC, Retirement On His Mind | UFC NEWS

British fighter Dan Hardy nearly reached the pinnacle of the sport in his early days as a UFC fighter. His impressive win streak in the UFC’s welterweight division was capped off with a highly publicized title shot against division kingpin Georges St. Pierre. He lost a bid at the title and then came back to...

Nov 20, 2012 9:54 am

Following Most Recent Loss UFC Vet Rich Clementi Retires | MMA NEWS

Well, I guess this day had to come some time. Just wish it could have been on my terms but then again we all know that wouldn’t have happened because I would have always wanted just one more time under those lights. I am so grateful for the things this sport has taught me. The...