Bocek has decided to hang up his gloves. | Dave
Following 17 professional bouts -- 13 under the
Ultimate Fighting Championship banner -- Mark Bocek has
retired from the sport of mixed martial arts.
The 32-year-old announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday
Bocek most recently fought inside the Octagon against Mike de la
Torre at “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations” finale in April,
winning via split decision. The win was his first since 2012.
Tristar Gym product has faced some of the stiffest competition
that the lightweight division has to offer, competing against the
likes of Frankie
Henderson, Jim Miller,
Lentz, and Rafael dos
Anjos. But the most telling statistic is the fact that Bocek
has never lost two consecutive fights in his professional
Bocek, who finishes his career with a record of 12-5, holds the
distinction of being the first Canadian to be awarded a Brazilian
jiu-jitsu black belt.