Jordan Mein Announces Retirement at 25
By FCF Staff
Another surprising retirement is making headlines throughout MMA, as Jordan Mein has announced he’s hanging up the gloves at the young age of 25. The news comes not long after the 26 year-old, Frankie Perez announced he was retiring, following his win over Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 74.
In a story from UFC.com about Mein’s retirement, the welterweight was quoted saying:
“I’m ready to transition to a different part of my life. I’ve been at this for 12 years, 10 years professionally, so I’m just ready to move on in my life.”
“I really got into teaching,” Mein added “I love martial arts, it’s just the competition side of it, staying at that high intensity and high level, and I’m going to a different aspect of life. I just don’t want to compete anymore at the highest level. I still love to compete in the gym, and I’m more into wanting to teach and maybe even going a different route and getting away from martial arts and doing something else. I don’t know yet.”
Mein hadn’t fought since January, after he was stopped by Thiago Alves at UFC 183. The fighter went 3-2 during his run in the UFC, and also competed for organizations like Strikeforce and Rumble in the Cage during his career.
The Lethbridge, Alberta, fighter made his pro debut back in 2006, and went 29-10.