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Mark Bocek has won three of his past four fights, but the Canadian made a somewhat surprising announcement via Twitter on Tuesday that he has retired from MMA competition. I'm retiring from pro mma.I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapter.
— Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) August 6, 2014 In April, Bocek rebounded from a loss to Rafael dos Anjos by edging UFC newcomer Mike De La Torre on the scorecards. Prior to his loss to dos Anjos read news >>
Longtime lightweight standout Mark Bocek announced his retirement via Twitter Tuesday evening, choosing to step away from the sport of pro mixed martial arts at the age of 32. read news >>
Bocek made his Octagon debut against Frankie Edgar at UFC 73: "Stacked" way back in June of 2007.
Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Mark Bocek is calling it a career after nearly a decade in combat sports, saying goodbye to mixed martial arts (MMA) and his fans earlier today (Aug. 6, 2014) by way of his official Twitter account. I'm retiring from pro mma.I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapte read news >>
Following 17 professional bouts -- 13 under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner -- Mark Bocek has retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. read news >>
In like a lion, out like a lamb.
Kyle Kingsbury is a man of his word.
"Kingsbu" said he was going to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) if he lost to Patrick Cummins at the UFC on FOX 12 event last Saturday night (July 26, 2014) and welp, that's exactly what happened. "Durkin" won by way of unanimous decision, and Kingsbury hung 'em up.
From MMA Fighting: "I'm not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was never able to get comfortable in the Octagon. He set h read news >>
Staying true to his word, light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury retired following a one-sided loss to Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose. Kingsbury, who was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 8, had said that he didn't want to hang around as an average fighter.
After being dominated by the wrestler Cummins on the scorecards (30-27, 30-25, 30-24), Kingsbury retired in a statement with the UFC backstage.
"I'm not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was read news >>
Kyle Kingsbury returned to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 12 against Pat Cummins in what was likely a do-or-die situation. Over the course of 15 minutes, Cummins brutalized Kingsbury with his high level of wrestling en route to a unanimous decision victory. read news >>
The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P read news >>
An emotional BJ Penn addressed the press at the post-fight press conference receiving a rare standing ovation from the press. BJ talks about his decision to retire and the fight against Frankie Edgar after their TUF 19 Finale bout at the Mandalay Bay. Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. read news >>
Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn’s trilogy concluded Saturday in the same way it began, with Penn suffering a loss. read news >>