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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

UFC’s Anthony Perosh Announces Retirement at Age 43

Perosh (photo via Time Out Sydney)

By FCF Staff

UFC veteran Anthony Perosh has announced that he’s retiring from pro MMA at the age of 43.

The Australian fighter has announced his decision following his knockout loss to Gian Villante in November. Perosh relayed the news on his official team website. Here is some of what he had to say:

I’m retiring from fighting in MMA. I‘ve had a great career in MMA spanning 12 years, 25 fights, 15 wins & 5 wins in the UFC all by stoppage and 3 by Rear Naked Choke. I always went out for the win by stoppage and I am proud of what I have achieved in my career.

I am 43 years old (young!) and I told myself I would retire if I either couldn’t keep up with the training, didn’t want it anymore or if I lost more than I won. The last fight camps were hard on me physically and mentally. I didn’t get the win and I knew straight after my last fight that I had had enough. I’m finishing with a UFC record of 5 wins and 4 losses in the Light Heavyweight division.

On the bright side I am retiring with all my mental bearings and apart from the usual wear and tear I am physically fit!

The BJJ black belt made his UFC debut back in 2006. Perosh’s last win took place in November, 2014, when he submitted Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:50 pm
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