Quinn Mulhern Announces Retirement Following UFC FN 34 Defeat
By FCF Staff
Following a unanimous decision loss to Katsunori Kikuno at UFC FN 34 in Singapore, Saturday, Quinn Mulhern has announced he’s retiring from fighting. The 29 year-old fighter retires having put together an 18-4 record.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt made the announcement via Facebook. Here is some of what Mulhern had to say about why he’s made the decision to hang up the gloves:
The dust hasn’t settled exactly so I wouldn’t normally do this now…but it feels like it’s the right time: I am retiring from MMA.
This camp was as perfect as they come. Everything fell into place, mentally, physically…my weight cut was a success. I got to a place of mental focus where I have never been before. But when I got in the cage I just didn’t have it. It wasn’t nerves, I didn’t freeze…I just didn’t have the physical gifts or skill the win. Bottom line is that I could put in years of continued work but I won’t be competitive at this level. Perhaps I’d get quite a bit better, but I think if rather spend that time on something new. I feel this in my bones.
So this is not a tantrum of self-pity. In fact, I feel very clear and good about this decision. I’m so grateful to have done what I’ve done. I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and to fight professionally over twenty times. But this is it.
Mulhern went 3-1 during his run with Strikeforce, before moving to the UFC, where he went 0-2. The former King of the Cage champion was stopped by Rick Story at UFC 158 last March, prior to facing Kikuno this weekend.
The New Mexico fighter went 15-1 before signing with Strikeforce in 2011.