How many licks reasons does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie roll center of a Tootsie pop force an MMA fighter to retire? One, two, three? Three. Mark Bocek recently shed some light on why he decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), despite coming off a win and going 3-1 in his last four outings inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.
The submission specialist insists the rampant performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in the sport -- which he clai read news >>
On Monday, Mark Bocek appeared on The MMA Hour and detailed the primary reasons that he decided to step away from fighting after a successful fighting career at 32 years old. The Canadian’s timing was peculiar in that he was coming off a victory against Mike De La Torre at the TUF Nations finale in Quebec City this past April.It turns out there were many reasons -- beginning with the "rampant" problem MMA has with performance enhancing drugs -- that went into Bocek’s decision to retire. And on M read news >>
Retired Canadian lightweight competitor Mark Bocek revealed on The MMA Hour that he was disappointed with the way the UFC was promoting WMMA fights above what they deserve. While many mid-tier MMA fighters retire without much media attention, Canada's Mark Bocek has certainly not been one of those fighters. The Canadian lightweight presented a variety of reasons that led to his retirement, some of which were grim and realistic, while other parts simply seemed like disgruntled outcries.
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Mark Bocek talks about his retirement from MMA and what's next for him. read news >>
Since his retirement, Mark Bocek has been going hard on the PED's in MMA and the UFC's role in regulating the sport.
It looks like Mark Bocek has had a lot he's wanted to get off his chest from his time in MMA. Most notably, he has been beating the drum of widespread steroid abuse in the sport, going so far as to say that fighters "deserve to loose if you're not PEDs." If that felt like a strong stance, it's certainly not one he's backing down from. In a recent interview with Sherdog, Bocek went read news >>
The retired lightweight also suggests UFC has to say it's battling performance-enhancing drugs in order to keep its blue-chip sponsors around. Mark Bocek announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) last week, despite winning three of his last four fights. His only loss during that span was to top lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154.
A few weeks later, the Canadian fighter revealed that the performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in MMA was one of his main r read news >>
This past week, when 32-year old Mark Bocek decided to announce his retirement from the UFC, it seemed like odd timing. Bocek is coming off of an April victory against Mike De La Torre, and had won three of four bouts in the lightweight division. To take the unusual step of retiring while still viable in the cage meant there might be more to the story.There was.Bocek has made more headlines in the first week of his retirement than perhaps he did in any one of his 13 UFC fights by airing his grie read news >>
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET - MMAFighting.com Dave Meltzer will discuss the explosive Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier feud and other MMA news.
1:25 p.m. -- Mark Bocek will talk about his retirement from MMA and what's next for him.
1:45 p.m. -- Former lightweight title contender TJ Grant will discuss his long road back to the UFC after suffering a concussion last year.
2:05 p.m. -- Featherweight Cub Swanson will talk read news >>
Mark Bocek has been retired from mixed martial arts for a little over a week, but already the former UFC lightweight is making clear what contributed to his exit from the sport. read news >>
Recently retired UFC lightweight, Mark Bocek details the circumstances of his decision to step away from the sport.
UFC Lightweight, Mark Bocek shocked fans and media last week when at the ripe old age of 32, he announced his retirement from MMA. Unlike so many before him, Mark ended his career on a win, having last fought in April and earning a split decision win over Mike De La Torre.With a solid resume and plenty of years left in the tank, why retire?
Bocek cites rampant PED abuse as his majo read news >>
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