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Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014

UFC’s Yves Edwards Calling it Quits on 60 Fight Plus Career


By FCF Staff

One of MMA’s most experienced and accomplished lightweights has announced his fighting career has come to an end, as UFC vet Yves Edwards is hanging up the gloves.

The 38 year-old fighter relayed the news not far removed from his November 22nd loss to Akbarh Arreola, which was Edward’s fourth in his last five contests.

The “Thugjitsu Master” relayed his decision on Facebook by posting the following statement:

I’ve thought about how to say this for a week now, but there’s no better way than to just do it. So here goes; 1st I’d like to say thank you to all the people that I’ve met through and because of fighting, friends, training partners, coaches, fight fans, doctors and even some promoters/matchmakers. A lot of you guys have always shown me nothing but love and I really appreciate that.

Fighting has been a part of my life ever since I was 17 and that makes this a hard pill to swallow but it’s time for me to end this chapter and move on to the next part of my life. So thank you again to all the people that have supported me through this, whether it was through cheers, training, coaching or anything else at all.

Edwards made his pro debut back in 1997, and since then, the dynamic fighter has gone on to post a remarkable 42-22-1 record.

For some time, the American Top Team fighter was widely regarded as one of MMA’s top lightweights, and Edwards also competed for promotion’s like PRIDE, Strikeforce, and Bellator.

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