639 Search Results for retired

Oct 15, 2016 4:01 pm

Vitor Belfort: “I’m not retired. ‘The Phenom’ is back!”

Earlier this afternoon we reported that mixed martial arts legend Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort was hanging up his gloves and retiring from the fight game. Belfort had taken to Instagram and posted the following photo which included the statement “I decided that I will end this chapter of my life looking at the mirror and recognizing...

Oct 12, 2016 1:44 pm

Al Iaquinta Confirms He’s Fully Retired from Fighting

On November 12, the UFC will make it’s long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Given that this event marks the organization’s first trip to The Big Apple, it unsurprisingly sought to fill the card’s lineup with New York based fighters. One of those fighters was Wantagh, New York’s Al Iaquinta, who was...

Sep 29, 2016 10:31 am

Gabriel Gonzaga is retired, unless he gets a 6-figure payday

UFC heavyweight Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga has some of the best knockouts in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division. A UFC veteran with 23 fights under the UFC banner, Gonzaga has been a staple of the UFC’s heavyweight division since he made his debut in 2005, where he knocked out Kevin Jordan in the 3rd...

Aug 30, 2016 8:25 am

VIDEO | Everyday people try punching retired UFC fighter Krzysztof Soszynski

Do you think you would be able to punch a UFC fighter in the face who wasn’t even fighting back? Buzzfeed brings you this funny video of just some regular everyday people trying their very best to punch retired UFC fighter Krzysztof Soszynski. Be sure to watch to the end where things get real interesting...


Apr 20, 2016 12:29 pm

VIDEO | New footage shows Conor McGregor training hard despite being ‘retired’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor shocked the world on Tuesday when he announced that he has “decided to retire young.” Things got even more chaotic after the UFC announced that they had pulled McGregor from his headlining bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 200. UFC President Dana White addressed the situation and said that it...

Mar 9, 2016 8:37 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre: “I don’t know if I’m retired”

Since Georges St-Pierre took his indefinite hiatus from the UFC after his UFC 167 win over Johny Hendricks back in 2013, there has been much speculation as to when ‘Rush’ would return to the Octagon. Throughout the past several months, there have been hints as to St-Pierre coming out of retirement. First, St-Pierre’s Tristar teammate...

Feb 10, 2016 8:48 am

Video: Boxing History’s 14 Fighters That Retired UNDEFEATED

Ever wanted to know who retired undefeated from professional boxing? This video has the 14 boxers who ended their careers with an unblemished record. Keep in mind Floyd “Money” Mayweather may one day come out of retirement to make it an even 50 wins passing up one of the greatest boxers of all time with...

Oct 2, 2015 11:32 am

Retired UFC Fighter Chris Lytle Offered To Fill In For Hendricks

Retired UFC welterweight Chris Lytle hasn’t fought since 2011, when he submitted Dan Hardy. However, that didn’t stop him from offering up his services to UFC president Dana White during a time of need. Early Friday morning White announced that the co-main event for UFC 192, which goes down on Saturday, between Johny Hendricks and...

Sep 19, 2015 5:29 am

Couture’s ‘Happily Retired’ But Still Interested In Fedor’s Return

Former two division UFC champion Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture has been out of the game for over four years now and it doesn’t seem like he’s eager to make a comeback anytime soon, or ever for that matter. The MMA legend’s name of course started coming up when Fedor Emelianenko announced that he would be...

Sep 17, 2015 5:34 am

If Not For Scott Coker, Josh Thomson Might Be Retired Right Now

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson most recently fought for the UFC. Now, in his next fight, he’ll be in the Bellator MMA cage. Thomson fought four times in the UFC but will now test the waters in a new promotion. There was some controversy surrounding his departure from the UFC. The promotion came out...

Sep 10, 2015 2:04 pm

Sam Stout Explains Why He Retired At 31 Years Old

  Former UFC fighter, Sam Stout, retired from the sport last week, following his recent KO loss to Frankie Perez only 54 seconds into the fight. Stout, only 31, has been fighting for a long time and has had countless wars inside the cage. He recently talked on The MMA Hour and said he doesn’t...

Aug 24, 2015 4:04 pm

Retired UFC lightweight Frankie Perez fires back at Michael Bisping

Frankie Perez had his shining moment in the octagon at “UFC Fight Night 74” when he knocked Sam Stout out in less than a minute. It was his first UFC win and his last as he retired moments later during his post fight interview. Perez mentioned he did not want to put his body or...

Aug 24, 2015 2:54 pm

Michael Bisping clarifies controversial comments on retired UFC fighter

UFC lightweight Frankie Perez achieved his goal at “UFC Fight Night 74” when he earned his first octagon victory in fantastic fashion. After he knocked Sam Stout out, Perez proceeded to retire during his post-fight interview. After the first batch of fights concluded and the broadcast was sent to FOX Studios, Michael Bisping was asked...

Aug 15, 2015 3:32 pm

Retired Coach Talks About Building Robbie Lawler Into A Champion

  “When I first got him, he was wild. He wanted to go out there and go balls to the wall until something broke. And it worked for a while and was exciting as hell for a lot of those first fights. In terms of his natural ability, it was off the charts. Guys were...

Aug 9, 2015 8:40 am

Retired UFC Fighter wants Open Head Coach spot at Team Alpha Male

Martin Kampmann has chosen to step down as Team Alpha Male’s head coach and the camp is in search of a new leader. Unlike Duane Ludwig’s departure from the training camp, Kampmann’s departure from the gym is mutual and there is no bad blood between the two. Kampmann has stated he will remain the head...

Jul 28, 2015 12:02 am

Retired UFC Fighter Accepts Fight Challenge From Twitter Troll

Be careful what you wish for on social media, especially when trying to taunt retired MMA fighters. Retired UFC fighter and current Invicta FC matchmaker and commentator Julie Kedzie recently grew tired of a certain Twitter troll, who challenged her to a fight. So she decided to go ahead and accept that challenge. Kenzie gave...

Jul 16, 2015 9:34 am

Frank Mir Almost Retired After Losing To Overeem

“I really was. After the Overeem fight, I kept asking myself, why do I keep putting my family through this?” “I don’t think anyone will contest that among professional athletes, fighters are in a really selfish position. I don’t mean that in a negative way. We have to put ourselves first in our training, and...

Apr 8, 2015 5:02 am

Bonnar: ‘I’m Staying Retired… Maybe’

“Unless something really comes along that sparks my interest… I was pretty content being retired before and then Bellator offered me Tito like right away. I was like ‘Oh god, you know what? That sounds like fun.’ It was fun. It was fun in there.” Stephan Bonnar was on the MMA Hour this past week...

Apr 6, 2015 2:20 pm

Hendricks to GSP — “Stay Retired’

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently spoke to Submission Radio about several topics. One of those was whether long time champ Georges St. Pierre should come back or not. Here’s what Hendricks had to say. “There’s a part of me that sits there and says ‘Yes, I’d love to have him back, because I...

Dec 14, 2014 6:50 pm

Frank Mir nearly retired after loss to Overeem

After a very one-sided loss to Alistair Overeem earlier this year, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir nearly retired. The 35 year-old has suffered losses in his last 4 Octagon appearances, with his losses coming to Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier, and Junior Dos Santos, respectively. Mir will look to get back in the win...

Oct 29, 2014 12:16 pm

Tito Ortiz Calling For Mental Healthcare For Retired MMA Vets

“Us fighters put our lives on the line to entertain the fans that watch. Look at Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, War Machine. I’m not defending anything they did. Everything they did was wrong in their own right, but a lot of these fighters take a lot of head trauma, head damage, as you see in professional...

Oct 24, 2014 12:07 pm

RETIRED! TUF Vet Hangs Them Up After Failed UFC Bid

Following his last month’s loss to Krzysztof Jotko, TUF 17 fighter Tor Troeng has decided to retire, citing a lack of motivation to compete anymore. He spoke to Norran.se about his retirement, in a statement that was translated by Sherdog.com “After almost 10 years as a professional MMA fighter, it’s time for me to move...

Oct 21, 2014 4:10 pm

Carwin: One-Dimensional Lesnar Needs To Stay Retired

“I basically almost died in that fight. In the second round, anybody could have tripped me and landed on me. He’s not coming back. I don’t even know why he would have the desire. He’s not going to improve the part of his game he needs to improve in that short (amount) of time. The...

Jul 8, 2014 3:44 pm

Jens Pulver Wishes He Had Retired Sooner

The first ever Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver retired this Sunday, right before his biggest rival BJ Penn retired Sunday night. Pulver spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about his retirement. It was early in the morning, and we were at the [UFC Fan] Expo, and I just…you know, I’m done,” he...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...