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Friday, Mar 07, 2014

UFC and Bellator Vet Jay Hieron Announces Retirement

Hieron (photo via Strikeforce.com)

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.

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.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:48 pm
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