Report: Paul Taylor Retiring After Withdrawing From UFC FN 30
By FCF Staff
After withdrawing from a scheduled UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Anthony Njokuani, British veteran Paul “Relentless” Taylor has reportedly announced he’s retiring from MMA.
The 33 year-old fighter has been battling injuries since his last bout, which took place in February, 2011, when Taylor KO’d Gabe Reudiger with a head kick at UFC 126. The lightweight was scheduled to fight Anthony Njokuani at the upcoming October 26th event, but apparently has been injured again. The UFC’s United Kingdom Twitter feed announced the news of his retirement.
The promotion has also confirmed that TUF 15 finalist Al Iaquinta will take Taylor’s place versus Njokuani.
Taylor made his Octagon debut back in 2007 at UFC 70, and stopped Edilberto de Oliveira in the third round. The Walsall fighter proceed to go 4-5 during his run with the promotion.
UFC FN 30 will be hosted by the Manchester Arena in England and will feature middleweight Michael Bisping taking on fellow contender Mark Munoz in the main event.