Archive: retirement

Nov 19, 2014 10:24 am

Bobby Green contemplating retirement after Barboza bout

Top ranked lightweight Bobby Green revealed on Facebook this week that he is contemplating retiring after his upcoming fight with Edson Barboza this Saturday. Green is one of the best up and coming fighters in the UFC, and has compiled a 4-0 record inside the UFC since coming over from Strikeforce, which extended his current...

Nov 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Leonard Garcia retires at Legacy FC 37

At Legacy FC 37 this past weekend Leonard Garcia announced his retirement. Garcia fought Daniel Pineda at the event, and after an exciting start to the bout, was ultimately submitted at the end of the first round. Since being released from the UFC in April of 2013, Garcia went 3-2 under the Legacy FC banner...

Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am

Shogun Not Retiring, Hints At Drop To Middleweight

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is coming off a quick KO loss to OSP this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 56. The loss made many fight fans question whether or not it’s time for the legend to hang up the gloves. Shogun answered his critics with a Facebook post earlier today. Post by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua....

Nov 3, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei Slams Dana White, Compares UFC Contract To Slavery

Things are escalating quickly between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC. Earlier today, Wanderlei sent out a Tweet comparing the UFC to slavery, which was transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting. Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega! — Wanderlei...

Nov 2, 2014 4:38 pm

MMA Legends Discuss When It’s Time To Retire

It’s one of the hardest things for an MMA fighter to do after a long and successful career, but it has to happen at some point. Retirement. The word that MMA fighters despise hearing. MMAFighting caught up with some of the greatest fighters of all time, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, and Ken Shamrock to discuss...

Oct 20, 2014 7:10 pm

Anderson Silva Responds To Nogueira Retirement Talks

After being brutally KO’d by Roy Nelson earlier this year, many fight fans, including UFC President Dana White called for the retirement of Minotauro Nogueira. While Nogueira hasn’t had any matches since then, or given a definitive answer as to whether or not he’s ready to close the book on his MMA career, his close...

Sep 27, 2014 10:03 am

Dana Fires Back At Wanderlei, Says he’s Made $9.7 Million

Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA last month, citing that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him, and saying that they didn’t pay him enough to live. The NSAC has since banned the former PRIDE champion for life, and fined him $70,000, however UFC President Dana White took a recent opportunity to defend his...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Sep 21, 2014 5:42 pm

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei’s Retirement Video Brings Fitch’s Wife To Tears

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement from MMA after saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. One person who apparently has felt the same way in the past is former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch. Fitch Tweeted the following bit about the video: video brought my wife to...

Sep 21, 2014 10:45 am

Takanori Gomi Unsure About Fighting Future Following Loss To Jury

Following his quick KO loss to Myles ‘Fury’ Jury at UFC Fight Night Japan yesterday morning, Takanori Gomi admits that he is contemplating retiring. Gomi recovered from a loss to Diego Sanchez in March of 2013 to pick up a unanimous decision win over Issac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172 in April of 2014. That victory...

Sep 15, 2014 9:05 am

Ortiz Slams “American Jacka$$” Stephan Bonnar, Says He’s A “$hitty Person”

The plot thickens with Tito Ortiz and multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar, and it will likely continue to do so until the pair meet at Bellator 131 on November 15th. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Stephan Bonnar signed with Bellator with the sole purpose of fighting Tito Ortiz. Then, during the in-cage fight...

Aug 28, 2014 5:05 am

Mark Hunt Details Plan For Retirement

Mark Hunt just inked a new six-fight deal with the UFC, but once it’s up, he plans on retiring. Earlier this month Hunt Tweeted a series of cryptic Tweets that he was unemployed, however as it turned out, Hunt was contemplating retiring from MMA completely and pulling out of his scheduled bout against Roy Nelson....

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle. “So many injuries, I’m dedicating...

Aug 11, 2014 8:29 am

Bocek: ‘You Deserve To Lose If You’re Not On PEDs’

Recently retired Mark Bocek is taking quite the opposite stance on PEDs from most of his peers. While Bocek retired because he didn’t want to do PEDs, he says that without them, one deserves to lose. His words: “I’m a realistic person, and I look at it like I could do all the PEDs on...

Jul 30, 2014 5:01 am

Rich Franklin Wants One More UFC Fight

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin wants one more UFC fight before he hangs the gloves up, but he understands that if he is to take one more fight, it needs to be soon. With his new position as an Executive for ONE FC, Franklin is quite busy and he knows that may play a...

Jul 28, 2014 3:47 pm

Dan Hardy Wants To Return To The UFC And Retire Diego Sanchez

Dan Hardy hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon since 2012 when he KO’d Duane Ludwig, and then picked up a unanimous decision win over Amir Sadollah. After the bout it was discovered that Hardy suffers from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which is a heart condition that essentially means Hardy has an extra electrical conduction pathway in his...

Jul 16, 2014 5:06 am

GSP: I Lost My Motivation To Compete

Georges St. Pierre spoke with Inside MMA about how he lost his fire to compete and whether or not he will return in the future. “I needed this. To be happy, I needed it,” St-Pierre recently told Inside MMA. “After my first comeback, when I fought [Carlos] Condit, I had a lot of fun. It...