UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn Retires from MMA at 54-Years of Age


UFC Hall of Famer and veteran of more than 120 pro fights, Dan Severn has decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts.

The veteran announced his retirement via his website.

First appearing in the UFC all the way back at UFC 4 in 1994, Severn was the tournament champion at UFC 5 as well as the Ultimate Ultimate Tournament in 1995.

Severn made his final appearance in the Octagon in 2000 losing by TKO to Pedro Rizzo at UFC 27.

While his UFC career came to an end, Severn continued as an active fighter in many different organizations where he faced a huge list of opponents including Forrest Griffin, who he fought in his first professional MMA bout.

At 54-years of age, Severn says he was hoping to do a “retirement tour” of sorts in 2012 setting up super fights against Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie, but none of the match-ups ever came together and now he’s opted for retirement following a long career in MMA.

“I was attempting to do my own self-directed retirement tour in the last couple of years reaching out only to three people – Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. It seems as though these matches will not take place for whatever reasons and my life now goes on to the next chapter,” wrote Severn.

Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at UFC 52 in 2005 as the third inductee following Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock respectively.

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