A true veteran of the sport, Yves Edwards has announced that he has retired from the sport, bringing a 17 career to a close.

The 38 year-old Edwards fought for many of the sport’s leading promotions like the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, PRIDE, Bellator and Elite XC over the course of his career, compiling a 42-22 record record and defeating the likes of Jeremy Stephens, Josh Thomson, Rafaello Oliveira, Hermes Franca, Pete Spratt and Aaron Riley along the way.

Read Yves full statement on his retirement below.

“I’ve thought about how to say this for a week now, but there’s no better way than to just do it. So here goes; 1st I’d like to say thank you to all the people that I’ve met through and because of fighting, friends, training partners, coaches, fight fans, doctors and even some promoters/matchmakers. A lot of you guys have always shown me nothing but love and I really appreciate that.

Fighting has been a part of my life ever since I was 17 and that makes this a hard pill to swallow but it’s time for me to end this chapter and move on to the next part of my life. So thank you again to all the people that have supported me through this, whether it was through cheers, training, coaching or anything else at all.”

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