Mamed Khalidov Ends Retirement, Meets Scott Askham in Catchweight Bout at KSW 52

Mamed Khalidov’s retirement has proven to be short lived. View full post on Recent News on

Glover Teixeira contemplated retirement after loss to Corey Anderson

Glover Teixeira is 2-0 with a pair of submissions in the UFC this year. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira is not the type of fighter that shies away from answering any questions, but retirement wasn’t on the list of topics to discuss prior to his UFC Vancouver bout with Nikita Krylov. In a […]

Nurmagomedov Wants ‘DC’ To Complete Trilogy against Stipe Miocic before Retirement

Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he’d like to see his American Kickboxing Academy teammate Daniel Cormier complete his trilogy fight against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic before he hangs up his gloves. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Alexander Gustafsson rethinking retirement, interested in fight with Luke Rockhold

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Hold your horses, Alexander Gustafsson might not be done after all. Earlier this year, after suffering a comeback loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm, Gustafsson officially retired from MMA, saying that he competed in MMA to be the best and he no longer felt that was in him. It was […]

MMA veteran Ricardo Almeida not hitting pads to avoid itch to come out of retirement

Ricardo Almeida and Matt Hughes from their fight at UFC 117 on Aug. 7, 2010 It’s been more than eight years since Ricardo Almeida put gloves on to fight for the last time in mixed martial arts, but he’s still seen on a regular basis in MMA shows, cornering the likes of Frankie Edgar and […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov on retirement: ‘I don’t have a lot of fights ahead’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on planet earth, but according to the UFC lightweight champion, that doesn’t mean his competitive career will last forever. The 30-year-old Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) will defend his title against interim Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC […]

Report: Bobby Green Returns From Retirement to Meet Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Sao Paulo

Like many other combatants that hang up their gloves prematurely, Bobby Green is back after an eight-month “retirement.” View full post on Recent News on

Clay Guida Not Contemplating Retirement, Feeling Better Than Ever Ahead Of UFC Newark

Recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee and 53-fight veteran Clay Guida says he’s feeling the best he’s ever felt, and the idea of retirement is the last thing on his mind as he gets set to take on another veteran this weekend in Jim Miller at UFC Newark. View full post on Recent News on

Urjiah Faber leads all salaries in return from retirement at UFC Sacramento 

Urijah Faber returned from retirement this past Saturday night, scored a 46-second TKO and ultimately led all the salaries for the athletes competing at UFC Fight Night from Sacramento. On Monday, the California State Athletic Commission released the disclosed salaries for the card. Faber led the way for all the fighters on the card after […]

Urijah Faber was interested in Kron Gracie as return opponent, hasn’t ‘skipped a beat’ in retirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber doesn’t think he’s “skipped a beat” as he prepares to return from retirement Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 13. After walking away from the sport in Dec. 2016, Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) makes his comeback in a bantamweight co-headliner against Ricky Simon (15-1 MMA, 3-0 […]

Former Featherweight Title Challenger Chad Mendes Officially Announces Retirement

After plenty of speculation in recent months, Chad Mendes is officially calling it a career. View full post on Recent News on

Chad Mendes announces retirement from MMA

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes has announced his retirement from MMA, according to a report by ESPN. The former NCAA All-American wrestler at Cal Poly and Team Alpha Male standout retires with a record of 18-5. After winning his first five pro bouts on the regional circuit, the fighter nicknamed “Money” signed with […]

Former UFC title contender Chad Mendes announces his retirement from MMA

Three-time UFC title contender Chad Mendes has decided to call it a career. On Tuesday, Mendes announced that he was retiring from mixed martial arts after taking time to mull over his decision following a loss in his last fight to Alexander Volkanovski last December. “I wanted to step away for a little bit and […]

Gilbert Melendez won’t say ‘retirement,’ but plans to step back from fighting

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will turn his focus away from fighting after a loss to Arnold Allen at UFC 239. “I’m looking forward to now investing more of my time into my team and of course I will continue my studies as a student of martial arts,” Melendez wrote today on Instagram. “The […]

With Retirement on the Horizon, Demian Maia Eyes Farewell Fight vs. Diego Sanchez

While he may be one of the greatest jiu-jitsu players to ever put on a gi, Demian Maia never was able to capture a world title in MMA. But that’s something he doesn’t lose sleep over. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White praises Chael Sonnen in the wake of his retirement from fighting 

Chael Sonnen didn’t end his career fighting in the UFC but that doesn’t discount the impact he had on the company during the many years he was competing there. Sonnen recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts following a TKO loss to Lyoto Machida, which was also the final fight on his current contract […]

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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