UFC and Bellator Vet Jay Hieron Announces Retirement
By FCF Staff
In a month that has already seen Bart Palaszewski and Mac Danzig announce their retirement, fellow UFC vet Jay Hieron has relayed he’s hanging up the gloves at the age of 37.
The welterweight, who hasn’t competed since February, 2013, when he was stopped by Tyron Woodley at UFC 156, announced the news Friday via Twitter.
Jus wanna say Thank you to my family,friends, & fans. I'm Officially Retiring from Professional Fighting today!
— Jay Hieron (@Jayhieron) March 7, 2014
Hieron competed for various big-stage organizations during his decade long career, including Affliction, Strikeforce, the International Fight League and Bellator.
During his run he scored wins over established vets like Jake Ellenberger, Jason High, Joe Riggs and Jesse Taylor among others. Hieron also faced and was defeated by former champs like Ben Askren and Georges St. Pierre.
The Las Vegas resident retires with a pro record of 23-7.