UFC fighter Alan Jouban has announced his retirement from the sport at 38-years-old.
“I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were a part of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way.
“Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t. So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.”
Jouban is bowing out on a win, having defeated Jared Gooden by unanimous decision back in November of last year.
Jouban’s appearances in the Octagon have been few and far between in recent years however, with his only other fights in the past three years being a KO win over ben Saunders and split decision loss to Dwight Grant.
However, Jouban had managed to make the transition to doing occasional analyst work for the UFC during that period, along with also having had a successful modelling career over the years too, that at one point saw him land a deal with Versace.
Now it seems that he’ll be looking to focus more of his energy on broadcasting as he calls time on his 17-7 MMA career.