Lightweight Shane Roller Announces Retirement Following UFC on FX 5 Defeat
After a difficult run in the UFC, Shane
is apparently calling it a career.
The 33-year-old lightweight announced the decision on his Twitter
account Monday, three days after he suffered a first-round
submission loss to Jacob
UFC on FX 5.
“Looks like I’m hanging up the gloves for good,” Roller wrote. “It
was fun, but time to move on. [It sucks] that it ended like that.
Now [starting] the next chapter.”
A three-time All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University,
Roller struggled to establish himself in the Octagon. After
debuting with a second-round knockout of Thiago
Tavares at UFC Live 3, the Team Takedown product would drop his
next three contests. He rebounded to capture a unanimous decision
against John Alessio
in July before falling to Volkmann via neck crank in the opening
round of their 155-pound clash on Friday.
Prior to his time in the UFC, Roller had a successful stint in
World Extreme Cagefighting, posting a 6-2 record with notable
triumphs over Danny
Njokuani and Jamie
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