MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Gokhan Saki #Conor McGregor #Ovince St. Preux #UFC Fight Night 83



“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 winner James Wilks recently announced that he has been forced to retire from mixed martial arts.

“A few of you have been asking when my next fight is. Unfortunately, I have had to retire due to injury. Now coaching at [Lightning MMA],” Wilks wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Englishman last stepped into the Octagon more than a year and a half ago, dropping a unanimous decision to Claude Patrick at UFC 120 in London. Wilks was scheduled to face Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight Night 24 in March 2011 but was replaced on the card when he suffered a knee injury.

MMAJunkie.com reported on Monday that doctors warned Wilks that he would risk paralysis if he attempted to fight again; the Leicestershire, England, native has experienced lingering issues in his neck due to a fractured vertebrae he incurred while playing rugby as a teenager.

Wilks posted a 2-2 mark during his time with the UFC. “Lightning” made his promotional debut at the “TUF 9” Finale in 2009, submitting DaMarques Johnson with a rear-naked choke at 4:54 of the opening round. He was knocked out by Matt Brown in his next outing before rebounding with a unanimous verdict against Peter Sobotta at UFC 115.

Wilk will continue to focus on his Laguna Hills, Calif-based gym, Lightning MMA, which he runs along with former UFC talent Michael "The Joker" Guymon.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC announces FITE TV as PPV streaming partner after Mayweather-McGregor debacle

  • 21 days ago
  • 35 views

The leading MMA promotion has announced a new partner for pay-per-view events.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Mitch Clarke Announces Retirement from MMA Following Loss at UFC 215 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

Following a tough second round TKO loss on Saturday night at UFC 215, Mitch Clarke announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. It was an emotional moment for the veteran fighter as he was compe read news >>

UFC Announces National Charitable Partnership with Miracle Flights

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC®, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new national charitable partnership with Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organiz read news >>

Mayweather vs. McGregor Odds: Latest Fight Lines for Money vs. Notorious

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a boxing megafight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Notorious is switching fight codes and will make his professional read news >>

Floyd Mayweather Should Accept Retirement Instead of Conor McGregor Rematch

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was long heralded as the favorite to trump Conor McGregor in Saturday's boxing megafight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and he lived up to that billing by downing the UFC lightw read news >>

Mayweather vs. McGregor Decision: Judges' Scorecard and Round-by-Round Stats

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will sail into his third retirement with his perfect boxing record intact. The former five-division world champion earned his 50th win in as many professional bouts with a techni read news >>

Mayweather vs. McGregor Decision: Judges' Scorecard and Round-by-Round Stats

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will sail into his third retirement with his perfect boxing record intact. The former five-division world champion earned his 50th win in as many professional bouts with a techni read news >>

Floyd Mayweather Should Accept Retirement Instead of Conor McGregor Rematch

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was long heralded as the favorite to trump Conor McGregor in Saturday's boxing megafight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and he lived up to that billing by downing the UFC lightw read news >>

Floyd Mayweather giving his word on retirement: 'Any guy that's calling me out? Forget it'

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

After reaching a historic 50-0 mark, Floyd Mayweather says UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor was his last opponent.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Season Preview

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

For only the second time in the history of The Ultimate Fighter, a champion will be crowned, as the women's flyweight division is introduced with 16 of the top 125-pound fighters on the planet vying read news >>