At least two fighters will be heading out the UFC’s exit door following last weekend’s ‘Fight For The Troops 2’ event in Texas.
Firstly Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon has announced that he will retire from the sport after his first round loss to DaMarques Johnson which marked his third loss in four fights inside the Octagon.
“It has been one hell of a ride. I am so thankful to be part of this sport for so long. I just can’t fight anymore,” Guymon said on the UG forum after confirming that he was hanging up his gloves.
Guymon’s MMA career spans approximately 11 years, with the majority of his fights being for the King Of The Cage promotion, and towards the end of his career, the UFC. He calls it a day with his record standing at 12-5-1.
Meanwhile heavyweight Tim Hague’s return to the UFC didn’t last long. He was called back into action after initially being cut in the summer of 2010, but a first round TKO loss to Matt Mitrione on Saturday brought a quick end to his second run in the promotion.
Hague now plans to rest up for a while, but he remains convinced he can make it back to the big stage in the longer term.
“After getting released from the UFC again today, I’m gonna take a little break away from MMA [to] let the brain heal from my concussion and get the passion/fire back,” Hague said on Facebook. “[I’m] even toying with the idea of trying a cut to 205 [pounds]. I will be back though. I’m only 27, and I will make it back to the UFC.”