With his second retirement from MMA, Chael Sonnen leaves behind a legacy of success despite failure

On Friday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the illustrious career of Chael Sonnen came to an end, when Lyoto Machida finished him with a flying knee and punches at Bellator 222. Before the fight, Sonnen made it clear he would consider himself a failure if he never won a title, but […]

Pros react to Chael Sonnen’s retirement at Bellator 222

After a lengthy career, Chael Sonnen decided to call it quits Friday night at Bellator 222. Sonnen was one of the most outspoken and toughest fighters in the game. The pros showed their support for Sonnen after his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida. Check out their reaction below: The ride is over. @ChaelSonnen announces that […]

Bellator 222 video: Reaction to Rory MacDonald’s win, Chael Sonnen’s retirement, more

NEW YORK –Bellator 222 is in the books, and there was no shortage of intriguing storylines coming out of Friday night’s even at Madison Square Garden. Just when you thought you could count out Rory MacDonald, the welterweight champion was impressive in retaining his title with a unanimous decision over Neiman Gracie, setting up a […]

Chael Sonnen explains retirement after Bellator 222: ‘I feel like I used all of my toughness up’

NEW YORK— “The American Gangster” is hanging up the gloves following Friday night’s Bellator 222 event at Madison Square Garden. In a heartfelt, and at times emotional, post-fight news conference Chael Sonnen detailed his decision to walk away from the sport of mixed martial arts. Sonnen said the retirement was not predetermined before the fight […]

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Jimi Manuwa announces retirement: ‘It’s time to leave this chapter’

Jimi Manuwa has announced his retirement from MMA following a knockout loss to light heavyweight up-and-comer Aleksandar Rakic in the co-main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. A legend of the U.K. scene, “Posterboy” took to social media to make the announcement, highlighting that his all-action, fan-friendly style had taken it’s toll on his body […]

Jimi Manuwa Announces Retirement from Mixed Martial Arts

Jimi Manuwa suffered his fourth loss in a row at UFC Fight Night 153 on June 1 as surging prospect Aleksandar Rakic knocked him out in the opening period with a brutal head kick. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daniel Cormier releases statement on Alexander Gustafsson retirement

Alexander Gustafsson may never have worn UFC gold himself, but he has the respect of the sport’s greatest champions. Current light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones already paid his respects to the Swedish MMA pioneer, who twice fought Jones in championship bouts and retired this past weekend after a loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm. […]

German Lightweight Nick Hein Announces Retirement After UFC Stockholm Defeat

Eight-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Nick Hein has elected to hang up his four-ounce gloves. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Nick Hein announces retirement after UFC Stockholm

Alexander Gustafsson wasn’t the only veteran hanging up the gloves on Saturday. Lightweight Nick Hein also announced his retirement after UFC Stockholm, albeit in a more low-key fashion as he simply wrote a brief Facebook post to mark the end of his 10-year pro MMA career: 20 years of Judo. Ten years in the national […]

Daniel Cormier pays tribute to ‘hammer’ Alexander Gustafsson after retirement

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos Daniel Cormier has nothing but respectful words for Alexander Gustafsson after his one-time title fight opponent retired from MMA on Saturday. Following a submission loss to Anthony Smith in the UFC on ESPN+ 11 headliner, Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who is […]

Jon Jones doesn’t buy Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement, but wishes him well if so

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos Jon Jones doesn’t think Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement is legitimate. Following Gustafsson’s (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) submission loss to Anthony Smith on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 11 headliner, “The Mauler” left his gloves in the center of the octagon and announced […]

Jon Jones praises Alexander Gustafsson after retirement announcement: ‘You held the division to a standard and made us better’

Few people can claim to know Alexander Gustafsson as a fighter like Jon Jones does. The UFC light heavyweight champion hopped onto social media to pay his respects to Gustafsson following the Swede’s abrupt retirement after losing to Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. Jones and Gustafsson fought twice in […]

Alexader Gustafsson calls retirement decision ‘pretty much a done deal’

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos On two occasions, three-time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson called his decision to retire final. On the third, he said it was “pretty much a done deal.” Whether or not that opens a window to change his mind, Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 […]

Alexander Gustafsson Confirms Retirement: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Have It in Me Anymore’

Shortly after Alexander Gustafsson suffered a disappointing defeat to Anthony Smith in the UFC Stockholm headliner, he took his gloves off in the Octagon and exited with a simple message: “The show is over, guys.” View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Urijah Faber set to end retirement, reveals he’s accepted UFC comeback fight

Going out on top and induction into the UFC Hall of Fame apparently isn’t enough to keep Urijah Faber out of the cage. Faber, who retired in December 2016, revealed that he’s accepted a UFC comeback fight in a recent interview with Dan Hardy. Neither Faber nor Hardy shared specific details about an opponent, though […]

UFC on ESPN+ 10: Ed Herman says TKO win may have staved off retirement

Gallery Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins at UFC on ESPN+ 10: Best photos ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ed Herman beat Patrick Cummins with a first-round TKO Saturday night on the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y. Take a look inside the fight with Herman, who landed a big right knee to Cummins’ head, […]

We always push our aging legends toward retirement, and our reasons are rarely good enough for them

A lot of us probably looked at the lineup for UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro and thought (or maybe just hoped) there would be one or even two potential retirement speeches by the end of the night. Few of us probably thought that we’d make it all the way through and the only one […]

After Three UFC Bouts, 25-Year-Old French Prospect Tom Duquesnoy Announces Retirement

Tom Duquesnoy entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a prospect with a considerable amount of hype behind him. After three appearances with the Las Vegas-based promotion, “Fire Kid” is calling it a career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Back in ‘Action’: Chris Curtis talks about chasing PFL prize after coming out of retirement

This wasn’t part of the plan. Chris Curtis was done with MMA. This time of year, his main concern should be getting his kids to school and finding time to relax and play his video games. Instead, he’s a couple of thousand miles away in Las Vegas, working with the Syndicate MMA team to prepare […]

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