UFC featherweight fighter Bart Palszewski has announced that he’s hanging up his gloves for good.

Despite only being thirty years old, Palaszewski has been fighting for 12 years and has amassed over 50 professional fights, posting an overall 36-17 record.

His career got off to an exceptionally rocky start, losing his first four bouts in a row, but he persevered and was rewarded when he went unbeaten in his next eight fights.

Several years later he began to make a name for himself via the International Fight League, remarkably fighting 12 times in the space of just two years for the promotion, going 8-4.

The WEC was Palaszewski’s next major stop, going 3-3 and claiming a notable win over future champion Anthony Pettis before reaching his final destination, the UFC.

Things started out promisingly for Palaszewski in the Octagon, producing a stunning knockout victory over Tyson Griffin that earned him ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors.

However, it was to be the Polish fighter’s only victory in the UFC, as he then lost his next three fights in a row against a tough trio of 145lb opposition in the shape of Hatsu Hioki, Diego Nunes and Cole Miller.